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De Gea Has The Most Premier League Clean Sheets For Any Goalkeeper Since His Debut

Adnan Riaz

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De Gea Has The Most Premier League Clean Sheets For Any Goalkeeper Since His Debut

David de Gea has reached an impressive feat with Manchester United after he notched up his 100th clean sheet in the Premier League.

In fact, the 28-year-old Spaniard has the most clean sheets in England's top-tier competition since his arrival at Old Trafford in 2011.

Burnley 'keeper Joe Hart is in second place with 85 clean sheets, while Arsenal's Petr Čech is third with 84 and Tottenham Hotspur's Hugo Lloris is fourth with 83.

Further behind on the list is Liverpool's Simon Mignolet with 72 and Watford's Ben Foster with 58.

De Gea, who is reportedly close to signing a new deal with the Red Devils, reached his 100th clean sheet in United's 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær found himself in a precarious situation against Jürgen Klopp's men after he was forced to use all three of his substitutions in the first half due to injuries.

The United caretaker manager, who took a cheeky dig at Liverpool ahead of the match, praised two of his players for their performances.

"Everything that could have gone wrong in the first half went wrong," he said (via the Metro).

"We had four injuries -- we had to keep Marcus Rashford on -- it seemed like it was going to be a tough afternoon.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"I can't remember Liverpool having a chance. Even though they had possession, I can't remember David de Gea making a save.

"Scott McTominay was excellent. When they need a goal and they take Mohamed Salah off, you know Luke Shaw has played a good game."

Klopp, on the other hand, was disappointed that the Reds dropped points against United.

"We might feel like we won a point or lost two," he admitted.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"We started exactly how we wanted to start. The injury crisis then started. Roberto Firmino then went down.

"We were without chances -- only United had one big one when Alisson made an excellent save -- the rest were set pieces.

"It kept the game open, but we didn't create enough and that's the truth. We didn't do well, to be honest. But we take it and move on."

United have dropped to fifth after Arsenal beat Southampton 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium, while Liverpool are one point clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.

Will de Gea sign a new deal with United?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Watford, Joe Hart, Liverpool, Petr Cech, Football News, Simon Mignolet, Ben Foster, David De Gea, Tottenham Hotspur, Football, Manchester United, Hugo Lloris, red devils, Premier League, Arsenal, Burnley, Old Trafford

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