27/03/2018 09:00, Report by Adam Higgins

In any discussion about who is the best goalkeeper in the world right now, David De Gea is always the first name that springs to mind.

The irrepressible Spaniard has long established himself as Manchester United’s no.1 between the sticks and has firmly cemented his place as his country’s first-choice keeper ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Russia.  

Even those who aren’t of a United persuasion would struggle to argue against the statement that De Gea is currently the best in the business and the stopper has been in supreme form once again this season, making some remarkable world-class saves.

We are running out of superlatives to describe De Gea, who has set his sights on adding to his Player of the Month award at United for February with the ultimate accolade for a Premier League goalkeeper – the Golden Glove, for the most clean sheets in a single season.

The Reds’ custodian recently spoke of his desire to land the prize, which has only been running since the 2004/05 season but has surprisingly eluded the 27-year-old so far in his United career since arriving at Old Trafford in the summer of 2011.

De Gea is currently leading the way but it’s a close-run thing and could go down to the final game of the season. As we approach the business end of the campaign, we assess the current state of play featuring the top six contenders in the…

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