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Wayne Rooney congratulates David de Gea on PFA Player of the Year nomination

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Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney has congratulated goalkeeper David de Gea on being nominated for the 2015 PFA Player of the Year award.

The Spanish shot-stopper, who has arguably been the Red Devils' best player this season, has been nominated for two awards - the PFA Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year.

He’s in good company; with Diego Costa, Philippe Coutinho, Eden Hazard, Harry Kane and Alexis Sánchez being the other five players nominated for this year’s top accolade.

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De Gea has been a core in the Manchester United team this season. He’s started in all of the 32 Premier League games, and by far and away been the most consistent performer in Louis van Gaal's squad.

MADRID MONITORING

United fans do have reason to be worried about the goalkeeper's future as he has yet to sign a new contract - with his current deal running out next year.

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Real Madrid have been circling the situation with a view to De Gea succeeding club legend Iker Casillas.

Van Gaal, speaking in January this year, does expect the star keeper to sign a new deal with the club soon.

Will he stay or will he go?

“I think there is no problem for [De Gea] to sign," he told Sky Sports. “When you are a (regular) player, then probably you are the best, and then the manager is very happy that a player that is fixed in the line-up will stay.

“David de Gea has developed himself in the six months that I’ve been here very much,” the United boss added. “I am very pleased with his development.”

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