There is absolutely no question whatsoever that David de Gea has been Manchester United’s Player of the Season so far.
However, leave the Spaniard out, and picking out United’s standout player suddenly becomes a lot more difficult.
We asked our Twitter followers for their opinion on who has stood out for United when De Gea is taken out of the equation:
@PeoplesPerson_ Herrera, even when he wasn’t first choice, he impressed me when he came on, his passion and desire to succeed is admirable
— Backing Van Gaal (@oO_One_Love_Oo) April 9, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Rooney. Even out of position has been important for the team. Blind the most consistent, and Rojo the only reliable defender
— Ricardo Medina (@ManUtd_Portugal) April 9, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ tricky to single one out. Rooney, Blind or Fellaini for me though. In just 2015, Herrera w/o doubt! He’ll be huge next year
— Andy (@MUFC689908_) April 9, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ For me its a tough call between Blind and Herera. Both have been excellent. If you ask only one, Blind is marginally ahead
— Vinodh (@BoredCricketFan) April 9, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Fellaini/Blind. For consistency, versatility, commitment & simply doing what is required with minimal fuss. Both been brill.
— Anna_MUFC (@mufc_anna) April 9, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Carrick. He has been solid whenever he has played, more of a leader on the pitch & holding the team together. Instrumental.
— YASH KANDHARI (@YashKandhari) April 9, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Rooney. Fellaini & Young notable mentions. Mata & Herrera would be up there but not played enough minutes.
— Schadenfreude (@RickIndeed) April 9, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Rooney without a doubt. Gives 100% every time and play anywhere. Plus our top scorer and assister.
— Yousef (@AbouzeidYousef) April 9, 2015
In terms of pure consistency, Fellaini and Blind have to be up there as they have gone about their jobs with a minimum of fuss this season.
Carrick would also be in the mix in that respect but injuries have meant his time on the pitch has been limited.
When it comes to making an impact on games, Herrera and Rooney will have reason to believe they deserve the accolade. Herrera, in particular, has probably been United’s best player since the start of the year.
But where does that leave Young, Smalling, Rojo and even Juan Mata? It is an extremely difficult one to narrow down and it is unlikely fans will get a definitive answer unless someone at the club really steps it up in the final few games of the season. Regardless, the debate shows that a large majority of the players of the club have all contributed to a positive season at United.