The 31-year-old registered a 129th clean sheet in the competition during Saturday’s frustrating 0-0 draw with Watford at Old Trafford, where the Reds dominated but couldn’t find a breakthrough.
De Gea is more interested in the team’s performance than individual milestones, of course, but we feel it is worth noting the in-form Spaniard’s climb up the charts.
David’s shutout at the weekend propelled him above United great Schmeichel, who notched 128 clean sheets during his popular Old Trafford career.
CLOSING IN ON THREE GKS
De Gea is now just three clean sheets shy of Edwin van der Sar, Tim Howard, and Brad Friedel, who are all level at seventh position on the table.