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David de Gea Wins Premier League Player of the Month Award for January, First Keeper to Receive Prize In 6 Years

David de Gea Wins Premier League Player of the Month Award for January, First Keeper to Receive Prize In 6 Years (Updated: Saturday, 5th February 2022, 07:26 AM)


David de Gea has won January's Premier League's Player of the Month award.

He is now the first goalkeeper to win the award in six years.

The 31-year-old Spaniard made 22 saves across four games for Manchester United in January, helping them move up into the top four of the Premier League. 

Southampton goalkeeper,  Fraser Forster was the last keeper to win the prize back in February 2016.

It marks the first time that De Gea has been awarded the Premier League's Player of the Month in his 11-year spell at Manchester United.  

De Gea topped a six-man January shortlist; Jarrod Bowen, Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Harrison, Joao Moutinho, and James Ward-Prowse to win the award. 

Meanwhile, Wolves boss Bruno Lage has picked up the Manager of the Month gong after taking three straight victories in January.

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