David de Gea equalled Peter Schmeichel in the Manchester United record books vs Leicester

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea etched his name ever further into the history books of the club on Saturday afternoon.

Erik ten Hag’s troops, of course, were back in action earlier today.

Fresh off a commendable 2-2 stalemate with Barcelona in midweek, the Red Devils turned their attentions back towards matters on the domestic front, in a Premier League meeting with Leicester City.

And, when all was said and done, the hosts made short work of Brendan Rodgers and co, en route to a Marcus Rashford-inspired 3-0 triumph at Old Trafford.

As alluded to above, though, whilst it was brace-hitter Rashford who stole the headlines on Sunday, it was the man at the other end who actually carved out a special piece of Manchester United history.

David de Gea, as expected, was afforded his latest start against Leicester, seeing out the 90 minutes with little fuss.

And, in the process of holding the Foxes at bay, the Spaniard equalled a long-standing goalkeeping record on the red half of Manchester, joining club icon Peter Schmeichel as the player with the most clean sheets in the entirety of United’s storied history:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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