United took all three points in a tense top-six clash, with the only goal coming before half-time.
Marcus Rashford took full advantage of a terrific Paul Pogba pass and converted past Hugo Lloris to make it 1-0, a strike which proved the only goal of the game at Wembley.
At the other end, however, De Gea had to be at his very best as Spain’s No. 1 was bombarded throughout the game by Spurs.
No fewer than 11 shots on target were repelled by the goalkeeper, whose heroics helped United move level with Arsenal in fifth place and keep up their brilliant start to life under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
It was the most shots De Gea has stopped in a top-flight league match without conceding.
And he took all the plaudits from observers for his latest match-winning display in a United shirt.
See Fans reaction below
Please Nigerians , do vote for De Gea 2019 for President , he is the only one who can save Nigeria , Can even save your Relationship too lol , "De Gea Save"
— Teeboy Yungwealth (@TeeboyYungweal1) January 13, 2019
David De Gea could wet the bed tonight and still wake up with clean sheets.
— Ayobami farooq (@AjadiHumar) January 13, 2019
— Thendo Pharamela (@Bradley_no8) January 13, 2019
De Gea is world class and needless to say, Man of the Match! #DaveSaves
— Abdihakim Ainte (@AbdihakimAinte) January 13, 2019