David de Gea made history for Manchester United when he lined up against West Ham on May 7, 2023, overtaking Alex Stepney as the goalkeeper with the most appearances for the club (540). He also broke Peter Schmeichel's clean sheet record after shutting out Newcastle in the Carabao Cup final, helping United end their six-year wait for major silverware.
That was the second League Cup winners' medal of De Gea's career at Old Trafford, but he has only won three other trophies since joining the club from Atletico Madrid way back in 2011 - including just one Premier League title. It's no coincidence that the Spaniard has served between the sticks during United's leanest period of the modern era.
De Gea's reflexes are second to none, and his shot-stopping abilities have won plenty of matches for the Red Devils over the years - but that contribution is outweighed by his regular moments of madness. The 32-year-old's latest inexplicable mistake against the Hammers left Erik ten Hag's side sweating on a return to the Champions League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Jose Mourinho, Louis van Gaal, David Moyes and even Sir Alex Ferguson also saw De Gea cost United in the biggest matches time and time again. It has now got to the point that a compilation of his most baffling blunders would run longer than one showing off his best saves.
As United reportedly continue to work on tying De Gea down to another new contract, GOAL has selected the 10 worst errors of his Old Trafford career to date...