De Gea has been instrumental in a successful league campaign for Man United having won the team a number of points with some incredible saves.
Without the Spaniard, there is no doubt that United would not be in the strong position that they are now heading into Saturday’s game against Chelsea.
Rooney, who has also enjoyed an impressive season, was full of praise for the “unbelievable” De Gea.
Ashley Young also sent his own congratulations to De Ge after the nomination:
De Gea will need to be on top form once again if United are to take away anything from Stamford Bridge when they face Chelsea on Saturday.
Injuries to Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones may force Louis van Gaal to bring in Paddy McNair or Tyler Blackett at the back. Chelsea may be without strike duo Diego Costa and Loic Remy but players such as Eden Hazard, Didier Drogba and Cesc Fabregas are more than capable of grabbing a goal or two.