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David de Gea was named United's best player for fourth time in five seasons Jose Mourinho insists he is comfortable with his goalkeeper winning the award But that contradicts comments he made when he arrived at United in 2016  United make the trip to Brighton for Premier League fixture on Friday night 

By Chris Wheeler for MailOnline

Published: 13:51 BST, 3 May 2018 | Updated: 13:51 BST, 3 May 2018

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Jose Mourinho insists he is comfortable with David De Gea being voted 's Player of the Year for the fourth time in five seasons.

It has raised concerns in some quarters that a club of United's size and ambition should not have to rely so heavily on their goalkeeper, with De Gea establishing himself as arguably the No 1 in the world.

But Mourinho is happy for the Spaniard to take the plaudits once again, and for a keeper to gain recognition in end-of-season awards so often dominated by outfield players.

David de Gea once again won the Man United player of the season award on Tuesday night

David de Gea once again won the Man United player of the season award on Tuesday night

The Spanish goalkeeper has now claimed the accolade four times in the last five seasons

The Spanish goalkeeper has now claimed the accolade four times in the last five seasons

Jose Mourinho insists he had no problem with his goalkeeper being named the best player

Jose Mourinho insists he had no problem with his goalkeeper being named the best player

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