Sir Matt Busby Award: Fortune picks De Gea

Former Bafana Bafana midfielder Quinton Fortune has picked David De Gea as deserving of Manchester United’s 2021/22 Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award.

Fortune participated in the Legends of the North charity match between ex-players of Manchester United and Liverpool.

The Reds beat United 3-1 at Old Trafford, with Dimitar Berbatov scoring for Fortune’s United, while Luis Garcia and South African and Chile international Mark Gonzalez netted for the visitors.

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Speaking about the highly discussed club Player of the Season, the Man United Under-23 assistant coach said the award should go to the Spanish goalkeeper.

“David. I don’t want to say that but David has been absolutely amazing again. He has been outstanding again so I must say David De Gea,” he told the club website after the Charity Match.

Other candidates were Cristiano Ronaldo, who was the season’s club leading scorer with 24 goals and Fred who probably had his best campaign in the famous red shirt.

Also, make sure you check out Fortune’s “UTD Unscripted” feature on the website as well.

UTD Unscripted is a series of long-read stories from the heart of the club, told exclusively to fans on

In the feature, the former Bafana Bafana midfielder tells a story about his relationship with Tottenham Hotspur, and his regret after his first encounter Eric Cantona.


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