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David De Gea pleased with place in PFA XI but more motivated by team success

De Gea has been chosen by his fellow professionals for the fourth consecutive year.

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea admits trophies and not personal awards are what matters to him after being named in the Professional Footballers’ Association team of the year once again.

The Spain international features for the fourth straight year and the fifth time in six seasons, but team success means more to the 27-year-old.

“I’m very, very proud to be nominated once again and I guess it’s a result of me having a good year on a personal note,” De Gea, who has also been shortlisted for the PFA Player of the Year, told manutd.com.

“It makes you even more proud, really, when you know your fellow professional players have nominated you. It’s really a source of satisfaction for me.

“I’m pleased with how my own performances have gone; it’s just a pity this season we have not won one of our big targets trophy-wise.

“We’ve still got the FA Cup in front of us and must make sure we win a trophy and not just a personal accolade.”

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