Premier League have named Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea as the King of the Match for his display against West Ham United and several United fans were shocked.
Man United secured a tight 1-0 win over The Hammers after Marcus Rashford scored in the last minute of the game.
The game was relatively compacted, and both teams struggled to create many clear-cut chances, hence why West Ham only managed a shot on target and United 3.
Though it would be tricky to name a player who had a spectacular performance in the clash at Old Trafford, David de Gea was nowhere one of the top performers on the pitch.
The Spaniard had only one shot to save and it was a deflected strike. West Ham United’s goalie made two saves but couldn’t keep out Rashford’s last-minute winner.
Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay, and Diogo Dalot arguably were United’s best performers against David Moyes’ side. Declan Rice and Areola, West Ham’s goalie, also impressed at Old Trafford.
But somehow, the Premier League’s King of the Match award was handed to David de Gea for his display against the Hammers.
👑 David de Gea has been awarded Premier League's King of the Match for his performance against West Ham.
— UtdDistrict (@UtdDistrict) January 23, 2022
Some Manchester United fans were stunned and admitted that their Spanish No.1 doesn’t deserve the award, given how protected throughout the game.
I’m sorry but how 😭 love de gea but they didn’t even have a sniff on goal
— 🔟 Haag 🧙♂️ (@JBibbyUTD) January 23, 2022
Scott McTominay, Dalot, Maguire and Ronaldo were all better than De Gea. No offense to the GOAT.
— Lingard Xcess (@pogbaXcess) January 23, 2022
Sure it’s not the Brentford game? He only had to save 1 deflection
— 🍊 (@NeverDieMUFC) January 23, 2022
West Ham had one shot on target?
— 🎯 (@neutralcf_) January 23, 2022
Another fan tweeted: “The one time he has had nothing to do?”
“How?!?!? He barely did anything for the West Ham Game…,” said a fan.
Jeester tweeted: “Not the West Ham game surely, must have been the Brentford one. West Ham only had one shot on target!”
David de Gea was superb against Brentford last weekend and had to make a couple of decent saves to keep the scoreline at even in the first half.