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De Gea feted as hero but United success was gallant team effort

It would be easy to simply file this one under "Games Manchester United Won Thanks To David de Gea".

And yet, while that particular cabinet must be bulging after the Spain goalkeeper's latest outstanding performance, the Red Devils' 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium on Sunday was by no means an injustice.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 15, 2019, with the headline 'De Gea feted as hero but United success was gallant team effort'. Subscribe