The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern have been delighted with the fine form of David De Gea this season. As he has over the last few years, De Gea has proven his consistency and quality at the highest level, and he has become an indispensable player for Jose Mourinho. Last season, with the Red Devils impressing in Europe, he was a key man for the club.
It came as a huge surprise to the fans in the Transfer Tavern, then, that the Spaniard was snubbed during the annual FIFA awards this week. One of the awards focuses solely on goalkeepers, with a top 15 list used to determine the 15 best goalkeepers in world football. Surprisingly, De Gea did not feature the list, with a plethora of surprising choices somehow beating the Spaniard to the honour. Deserving options such as Hugo Lloris and Manuel Neuer were included, of course, but De Gea was controversially snubbed.
This has generated quite a lot of chatter in the Transfer Tavern, with our resident Red Devils fuming at the result. It’s a similar tale online, with Man Utd supporters dismissing the award over on the Red Devils Reddit page, with many touting De Gea as one of Europe’s best. It’s hard to argue with that logic, of course, with the Spaniard clearly the best performing goalkeeper in the Premier League at present, at least according to our landlord.
See what they’ve had to say below…