De Gea: "Perfect day" to break record
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has overtaken Peter Schmeichel to record the most clean sheets in the club's history.
The Spaniard overtook the Great Dane by shutting out Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup final, taking his tally to 181, having made 523 appearances since signing from Atletico Madrid in June 2011.
De Gea, who has made the 10th-most appearances for the club, has been an ever-present in Erik ten Hag’s Premier League side and was flawless on the big stage on Sunday. As well as winning his second League Cup, United’s no. 1 has won the Premier League, FA Cup and the Europa League, as well as many other individual achievements.
Speaking after the game with Sky Sports and MUTV, De Gea was happy to reach his latest milestone on such a momentous occasion, by helping his team lift our first trophy since 2017.
“I’m happy," he said. "It was the perfect way to do it, in the final. To break the record is something amazing, so I’m really proud so let’s keep going and try to keep more clean sheets.”
The 32-year-old shot-stopper is in excellent form and made smart stops from Allan Saint-Maximin and Joelinton to help keep the Magpies at bay.
"I think we showed we are a good team," added De Gea. "We performed really well. We deserve to win the cup and let's keep going.
"Today, we showed we can win trophies and everyone is doing really, really well with the new manager and the staff. So, we have a game on Wednesday [against West Ham United in the Emirates FA Cup at Old Trafford], let's try to enjoy the moment but we go again."
Congratulations to David for breaking another record!