This Sunday the winner of the Premier League Golden Glove will be announced, and David De Gea is currently tied with four others for the trophy.
Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester, Joe Hart of Manchester City, Petr Cech of Arsenal, and David De Gea of Manchester United all have 15 clean sheets, which is when a goalie doesn’t concede a goal over the course of a single game, and each of them have the opportunity to outrun each other in this race.
In the past, the Golden Glove was won by a single goalkeeper, but that policy changed in the 2013-2014 season. Now, the Golden Glove is shared by all goalkeepers who have the same number of clean sheets. This means that, unless either goalkeeper earns themselves another clean sheet before the announcement, then all four will win the Golden Glove this year.
David De Gea has the perfect opportunity to earn another clean sheet in the game against Bournemouth this Sunday.
The last Manchester United goalie to win the Golden Glove was Edwin Van Der Sar in 2009 with a total of 21 clean sheets. If David De Gea wins the Golden Glove this year, it will be his first Golden Glove, and the second awarded to a Manchester United goalie.