De Gea continues rise in record books
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has climbed another place in the club’s all-time appearance list.
The Spaniard was named in the starting XI that kicked-off against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Saturday tea-time. By lining up against the Seagulls, he made his 486th appearance for United, moving him into 11th place outright.
It means De Gea also now has one more appearance than our three-time FA Cup-winning Scottish full-back Arthur Albiston.
David remains second to Alex Stepney in terms of goalkeepers with the most appearances with Stepney on 539.
He is also only 24 games away from breaking into the overall top 10, with forward Joe Spence currently occupying that spot.
De Gea made his debut for the Reds in 2011, as we beat rivals Manchester City 3-2 in the Community Shield at Wembley.
Since then he has played 376 times in the Premier League, 54 times in the Champions League and 56 times in other European and domestic cup competitions.
Chelsea are the side he has faced the most in that time (26), while Saturday was his 9th time taking on Brighton.
Of his 485 appearances prior to that match, De Gea had won 258, drawn 112 and lost 115.
Congratulations on the latest milestone, David!