De Gea up to 15th on United's appearances table

Friday 21 January 2022 10:47

David De Gea moved up a place in Manchester United’s all-time appearances table on Wednesday night, after his stellar performance in the 3-1 Premier League win over Brentford.

The Spaniard was frustrated not to keep a clean sheet against the Bees, but he could take solace from another outstanding individual display after registering seven saves in total. And with three points in the bag, plus an improved team performance, it was a positive night for the Reds. 

De Gea has now made 468 United appearances and his latest outing moved him one clear of our legendary former striker Mark Hughes, into 15th place on a list of bona fide Old Trafford icons. 
De Gea's seven saves deserve another look Video

De Gea's seven saves deserve another look

Watch David De Gea's individual highlights from the 3-1 win over Brentford...

David should overtake two more United heroes following the impending international break as well: our in-form goalkeeper is currently two games shy of George Best and three of Brian McClair. 

There is a very good chance that De Gea will move into 11th place by the end of this season, too, with Roy Keane (480) and Arthur Albiston (485) both within reach.

ALL-TIME TOP 20 APPEARANCES
1: Ryan Giggs = 963
2: Sir Bobby Charlton = 758
3: Paul Scholes = 718
4: Bill Foulkes = 688
5: Gary Neville = 602
6: Wayne Rooney = 559
7: Alex Stepney = 539
8: Tony Dunne = 535
9: Denis Irwin = 529
10: Joe Spence = 510

11: Arthur Albiston = 485
12: Roy Keane = 480
13: Brian McClair = 471
14: George Best = 470
15: David De Gea = 468
16: Mark Hughes = 467
17: Michael Carrick = 464
18: Bryan Robson = 461
19: Martin Buchan = 456
20: Rio Ferdinand = 455

De Gea's next appearance is expected to be against West Ham at Old Trafford on Saturday. Line-ups for that Premier League game will be announced at 14:00 GMT.

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