Rangnick reacts to David de Gea winning Premier League player of the month award

David de Gea has won the Premier League player of the month award.

De Gea beat competition from nominees Kevin de Bruyne, Jarod Bowen, Jack Harrison, James Ward-Prowse and Joao Moutinho.

Remarkably, this was the first league player of the month award De Gea has ever won in 10 years at Manchester United.

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Manager Ralf Rangnick told the club website De Gea’s award is fully deserved: “Amazing. I mean it’s more than well deserved.

“He kept us in quite a few games with fantastic reactions and saves and yeah, as I’ve said, he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

“Hopefully, he can keep that kind of level until the end of the season.”

De Gea added: “I think I’ve been at a consistently high level over a good number of years now and just maybe I could have even won another one before now [laughs]!

“But as I always say, I believe the most important thing is winning silverware. We have to be battling it out for trophies for the club.”

De Gea kept a clean sheet in United’s victory against West Ham before the break, and was unlucky not to do so against Brentford.

The Spaniard was outstanding in the win at Brentford, keeping United in the game in the first half much to the frustration of Thomas Frank.

The Mail report De Gea is the first goalkeeper to win the Premier League’s player of the month award since 2016, when it was won by Fraser Forster.

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The numbers behind De Gea don’t necessarily look fantastic, with four goals conceded in four league games and just the one clean sheet.

However, without him United would have struggled. He also kept a clean sheet in the FA Cup win over Aston Villa in early January.

It’s uncertain whether De Gea starts tonight against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fourth round, or whether Dean Henderson is rotated in to play just his third game of the season.

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