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United keeper David de Gea man of the match in Spain victory

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David de Gea put in a stellar performance as Spain beat The Netherlands 3-0 at the European Under-21 Championship.

Ian Walton

David de Gea was arguably man of the match as Spain emerged with a 3-0 victory over The Netherlands at the European Under-21 Championship.

The Manchester United keeper pulled off a string of outstanding saves to keep a clean sheet for his side, and despite an equally outstanding performance from Isco, Spanish television awarded the man of the match award to De Gea after he displayed his excellent shot-stopping ability to keep the Dutch at bay.

Saves from Danny Hoesen at close-range, before tipping a Memphis Depay free-kick over the bar and denying Adam Maher with a third brilliant save late on. The clean sheet for his side means that the keeper is yet to concede a goal at the tournament, and will likely soon be tipped as a candidate for the number one shirt in the senior side.

Rumoured United target Thiago was also in action, playing 80 minutes after which he handed the captain's armband to De Gea.