De Gea ‘proud’ to beat Schmeichel record at Man Utd

LONDON (AFP) – David de Gea has spoken of his pride after surpassing Peter Schmeichel’s appearance record for an overseas player at Manchester United.

The Spanish international, who joined the club in 2011, kept a clean sheet on his 399th appearance for United on Thursday as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side won 3-0 at relegation-threatened Aston Villa.

“Sorry to Schmeichel,” he told mufc.com. “It’s great. That means I’ve been here a long time and I’ve been playing really, really well to the top level so I’m really, really proud. I’m happy to play for this club for that many games. “Hopefully I have another 400 games coming. So I’m really, really happy.”