De Gea ended up being one of the club’s best players in a dismal campaign for the club. He was named Players’ Player of the Year although missed out on the Player of the Year to Cristiano Ronaldo. That means he remains a four-time winner.
The 31-year-old will continue as the club’s first choice following the appointment of Dutchman Ten Hag from Ajax. United are yet to sign a replacement for Henderson, leaving Tom Heaton as De Gea’s only competition.
Asked in July if he had been told to change his game by the possession-orientated Ten Hag, De Gea said: “No, not really. I mean, obviously, with different managers, you have to adapt to the way they want us to play.
“But I used to play like this in the national team for many years, so I’m comfortable to be honest. We want to build from the back, I want to be ready to give options to the players to play from the back and of course, be ready for the long balls. And the most important thing for me is saving shots, making the saves and helping the team.”