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De Gea ‘very, very proud’ of etching name into Man Utd history books

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The Spain international has been a regular presence between the sticks for the Red Devils ever since joining the team a decade earlier.

David de Gea recently etched his name into the Manchester United history books by becoming the non-British player with most Premier League appearances for the club.

De Gea’s landmark 327th league appearance came in the 2-1 win over Aston Villa earlier this month.

He also moved into fifth place in the club’s all-time English top-flight appearance chart behind Wayne Rooney (393), Gary Neville (400), Paul Scholes (499), and Ryan Giggs (632).

The Spanish shot-stopper has made 424 appearances across all competitions for the Red Devils ever since arriving as a replacement for Edwin van der Sar from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011.

“I’m very, very proud to reach that number of games,” De Gea told the club’s official website. “It’s great for me. I feel good, confident and proud.

“I’ve played a lot of games but hopefully like I said there are many more to come.

“I’m feeling very well. I’m training hard, feeling sharp and confident in the games. When you feel well and train well then in the games it’s easy to play.

“You have to be focused of course and always play at 100 per cent and helping the team is the most important thing. The team is winning and in good form so everything at the moment is good.”