Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has said trophies, not personal awards, are what matters to him after being named in the Professional Footballers’ Association Team of the Year.
Spain international De Gea features in the lineup for the fourth straight year and the fifth time in six seasons, but the 27-year-old said team success means more.
“I’m very, very proud to be nominated once again and I guess it’s a result of me having a good year on a personal note,” De Gea, who has also been shortlisted for the PFA Player of the Year, told United’s official website.
“It makes you even more proud, really, when you know your fellow professional players have nominated you. It’s really a source of satisfaction for me.
“I’m pleased with how my own performances have gone; it’s just a pity this season we have not won one of our big targets trophy-wise.
“We’ve still got the FA Cup in front of us and must make sure we win a trophy and not just a personal accolade.”