Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry believes Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was a more deserved winner of the PFA Young Player of the Year award because of his consistent displays between the sticks throughout the season.
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The Spain international was beaten to the award by Tottenham striker Harry Kane last month, but Henry thinks the decision was wrong and feels the goalkeeper should have received more recognition for his performances during a difficult season for United:
“He was my young player of the year.” the former Arsenal man said on Sky Sports.
“Look at what he’s been doing for Manchester United this season, as a goalkeeper it’s difficult to win points but he did.”
“He kept Crystal Palace at bay and how many times have we seen it this season?” the Frenchman quizzed.
De Gea produced a series of excellent saves to help United end a run of three straight defeats and record a 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace, with a stunning one-on-one stop to deny Glenn Murray the best of the bunch.
The win moved the Red Devils seven points clear of fifth placed Liverpool and could be guaranteed a return to the Champions League next season should the Reds lose against newly crowned Barclays Premier League winners Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.