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David de Gea named Manchester United player of the month

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David de Gea has been named Manchester United’s player of the month for the second time in succession having played prominent role in a run of form that has propelled the club into the Premier League’s top four.

Manchester United won three of their four matches in November - following this with a fourth consecutive victory over Stoke City in midweek - and De Gea, as ever, has been a key performer for Louis van Gaal.

De Gea kept two clean sheets last month, in wins over Crystal Palace and Hull City, while he was awarded the man-of-the-match award for a superb display in the 2-1 triumph away to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

The 24-year-old has been the outstanding player for Manchester United this season, and last for that matter, and his displays have been earning the adulation of supporters and teammates alike.

"He's been unbelievable. I remember against Everton [in October], he saved the game for us, and he was also great against Arsenal and City,” Juan Mata said of his compatriot.

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"He's in terrific form, but this is always the case, he’s a great goalkeeper. Big goalkeepers appear when you need them, and that’s what he is doing."

De Gea’s form will only reinforce the need for Manchester United to extend his contract, which expires at the end of last season, and the club are prepared to make a lucrative offer in order to convince him to stay at Old Trafford.

The Spain international will reportedly receive an improved salary of £120,000-per-week, which would place him alongside the highest earning goalkeepers in the world.

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