De Gea joins Schmeichel in exclusive club with 100th Premier League clean sheet for Man Utd


David de Gea has become the seventh goalkeeper to record 100 Premier League clean sheets for a single club and the second at Manchester United after Peter Schmeichel.

The Spaniard endured a tough start to his spell at Old Trafford following a switch from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

He was, however, given time by Sir Alex Ferguson in which to settle in new surroundings and fulfil his potential.

De Gea helped United to land the last of their Premier League titles in 2013, as an iconic coach headed into retirement.

The Red Devils have suffered a humbling fall from grace since then under a succession of coaches.

Their No. 1 has, however, been a model of consistency throughout a testing spell.

De Gea has thrived under David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as others have faltered.

He has been rewarded with four Player of the Year awards, with that record-setting haul lifting him above the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo.

There was not too much for him to do on his most recent outing, but he was able to help shut out Liverpool in a 0-0 draw.

Stalemate on home soil took De Gea to a notable landmark, with a century of clean sheets having now been secured for the Red Devils in the English top flight.

De Gea has now added his name to an illustrious list of those to have achieved the same feat over the course of their respective careers.

United legend Schmeichel is among the more notable names on that roll of honour, with the former Denmark international having helped to establish domestic dominance during his time in Manchester.

He kept 112 clean sheets for the Red Devils, so that will be the next target for De Gea.

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Among the others to have hit a century is Tim Howard, another ex-United goalkeeper who secured 116 shut outs with Everton.

Petr Cech tops the charts with 162 for Chelsea, while David Seaman managed 137 with Arsenal.

Pepe Reina collected 134 clean sheets during his days at Liverpool and Joe Hart boasts 109 from a productive stint at Manchester City.