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SBI World Player of the Week: David de Gea

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With just minutes remaining and a one-goal lead to protect, David de Gea saved the day for Manchester United.

Nursing a 2-1 lead over Everton, the Manchester United keeper made a pair of spectacular saves in stoppage time, earning de Gea recognition as SBI World Player of the Week.

After stopping a Leighton Baines penalty kick late in the first half, de Gea bailed his side out yet again with a pair of late saves, the first of which came on a Leon Osman effort in the 91st minute. The Spaniard saved his best save for last, as de Gea kept out a long-range Bryan Oviedo screamer in the 94th to seal the Man United victory.

De Gea’s late-game heroics were enough to beat out Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette and Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer for this week’s honors.

What did you think of de Gea’s performance? Which player stood out to you from this weekend’s action?

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