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David de Gea cleans up at United’s annual awards

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The Spaniard won both the Player of the Year and the Players’ Player of the Year awards.

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David de Gea has been awarded Manchester United’s Player of the Season prize for a historic fourth time. The Spaniard saw off competition from the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard to win the public vote, announced at the club’s annual end-of-season bash on Tuesday.

De Gea has now won the award in four of the last five seasons, with only last year’s winner Ander Herrera having broken the remarkable run. De Gea also took home this year’s Players’ Player of the Year prize, taking the crown from reigning champion Antonio Valencia.

These weren’t the only prizes on offer, however: a further four were up for grabs. In a novel twist, José Mourinho took to the stage to award Scott McTominay the Manager’s Player of the Year gong, while Nemanja Matić’s screamer away at Crystal Palace earned him the Goal of the Season award. Demetri Mitchell and Tahith Chong picked up reserve and youth team prizes respectively.