Premier League name David de Gea as King of the Match after West Ham display, fans shocked

Premier League name Man United star as King of the Match after West Ham win, fans shocked

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.

David de Gea wins the Premier League King of the Match's award for his performance vs West Ham United
David de Gea wins the Premier League King of the Match’s award for his performance vs West Ham United
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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.

Some Manchester United fans were stunned and admitted that their Spanish No.1 doesn’t deserve the award, given how protected throughout the game.

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.