David De Gea says he is ‘really happy and proud’ after winning the Premier League’s Golden Glove award for the first time.
The Spain goalkeeper kept his 18th clean sheet of the 2017-18 campaign in Manchester United’s goalless draw at West Ham on Thursday.
The result means he has pulled two clear of his nearest challenger, Manchester City’s Ederson, ahead of the final day of the season this weekend.
De Gea is the first Manchester United stopper to win the award since Edwin van der Sar in 2009.
Speaking to MUTV, De Gea said: ‘It’s my first Golden Glove so I’m very happy for that
‘It means we defend well, we compete well, I’m happy for me and the team. We are a team and this is good for me and the team. I’m really proud.’
The goalless draw at the London Stadium secured Manchester United second place in the Premier League this season.
Under Jose Mourinho, the Red Devils have won 24 of their 37 games this term, claiming 78 points.
They face Watford on Sunday in their season finale and Mourinho confirmed De Gea would be rested for the fixture, with Sergio Romero starting in goal.