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De Gea becomes the overseas player with the most Man United appearances

Goal: David de Gea moved past Peter Schmeichel on Thursday to become the overseas player with the most Manchester United appearances.

The Spanish goalkeeper played for United for the 399th time when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side travelled to Aston Villa in the Premier League and claimed a 3-0 win.

It saw De Gea, who joined United from Atletico Madrid in 2011, move beyond another keeper in Schmeichel in the club’s all-time list.

De Gea, 29, remains a long way behind Ryan Giggs, the man with the most United appearances regardless of nationality. The Welshman spent his entire career at Old Trafford and played for them on 963 occasions.

The Red Devils’ shot-stopper is however eager to continue building on his appearance tally for the club as he also apologised to Schmeichel for breaking his record.

“Sorry to Schmeichel,” De Gea told MUTV. “It’s great. That means I’ve been here a long time and I’ve been playing really, really well to the top level so I’m really, really proud. I’m happy to play for this club for that many games.

“Hopefully I have another 400 games coming! So I’m really really happy.”

Manchester United became the first Premier League club to win four straight league games by three or more goals with their victory against Villa as they close in on the top four.

Currently one point shy of fourth-place Leicester City, the Red Devils next take on Southampton and De Gea stressed the club must remain focused and not get carried away with their good form.

“Of course, we are very confident now but we haven’t done anything yet,” he said. “We have some important games coming now so we need to be very, very focused and keep the level that we showed today and in the last four games.

“We’re in a good mood, a good way, so yes, we keep looking forward to the next game.”

De Gea has enjoyed a mixed season in goals for United with club legend Roy Keane blasting his performance last month in a 1-1 draw with Tottenham.

“I am sick to death of this goalkeeper,” Keane told Sky Sports. “I would be fighting him at half time. There’s no getting away from it, I would be swinging punches.

“It’s a standard save for an established international goalkeeper. I am flabbergasted.”

Source: Published by Goal

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ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
1 month ago

incredible record, congratulations

Babatunde Imole
Babatunde Imole
1 month ago

Congratulations

Adeyemi Sunday
Adeyemi Sunday
1 month ago

congratulations de gea!

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
1 month ago

congratulations

Samuel Naasor
Samuel Naasor
1 month ago

Congratulations

Lawal Oladimeji
Lawal Oladimeji
1 month ago

Congratulations

ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
1 month ago

Congratulations to David De gea

Ayomide Adanlawo
Ayomide Adanlawo
1 month ago

Congrats to de Gea

Faith Osaghae
Faith Osaghae
1 month ago

Congratulations

Ikechimark ludger
Ikechimark ludger
1 month ago

Wow!!

Chukwuma Daniel
Chukwuma Daniel
1 month ago

Nice update

John Samuel Ochiwu
John Samuel Ochiwu
1 month ago

Good performance

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
1 month ago

Congratulations

Amiwero Davidson
Amiwero Davidson
1 month ago

Nice record

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
1 month ago

He doesn’t deserve to No 1

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
1 month ago

Congrats to him

Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
1 month ago

Congratulations to de gea

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
1 month ago

Congrats bro

Abdullah gbolahan
Abdullah gbolahan
1 month ago

World best keeper

Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
1 month ago

You are good, congratulations

Okonjo eluemuno Michael
Okonjo eluemuno Michael
1 month ago

Congratulations David

Ayorinde Olanrewaju
Ayorinde Olanrewaju
1 month ago

Nice one my good keeper

Adewumi sherif akanji
Adewumi sherif akanji
1 month ago

Congratulations

EZINWA Sonia JOHN
EZINWA Sonia JOHN
1 month ago

Congrats

Ezema paul
Ezema paul
1 month ago

Cool

Ezema paul
Ezema paul
1 month ago

Okay

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
1 month ago

Good record

odudu eseoghene
odudu eseoghene
1 month ago

Congratulation forr settng new record

James Jeremiah
James Jeremiah
1 month ago

What a record… It will be hard to break

Chiemela chidiebube faith
Chiemela chidiebube faith
1 month ago

Wonderful

Kelechi Asii
Kelechi Asii
1 month ago

Interesting

KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
1 month ago

It’s a great record

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
1 month ago

Congratulations to De gea

Lakubbe Eli Hamma
Lakubbe Eli Hamma
1 month ago

Nice one

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
1 month ago

Congratulations to David De Gea.

Stephen Anyishi Monday
Stephen Anyishi Monday
1 month ago

His a good man

Amarachi
Amarachi
1 month ago

Congratulations

Balogun Toba
Balogun Toba
1 month ago

This is good and amazing

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
1 month ago

Very good record for ” De Gea

Felix Okorie
Felix Okorie
1 month ago

Yes he have tried for man u

Nwakasi Ikenna
Nwakasi Ikenna
1 month ago

Nice one

Mohammed Nma Madiwu
Mohammed Nma Madiwu
1 month ago

Good record

Juliet Success
Juliet Success
1 month ago

De Gea, world best keeper !

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
1 month ago

De gear have achieved a lot congrats to him

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
1 month ago

Congratulations to him

Nnoko Ukamaka Anthonia
Nnoko Ukamaka Anthonia
1 month ago

Nice one and cogratulations

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
1 month ago

Congrats

Godwin osuya
Godwin osuya
1 month ago

Great! congratulation de gea

Jessy peter
Jessy peter
1 month ago

Congratulations

Gandu Glory
Gandu Glory
1 month ago

Wonderful performance