After David de Gea committed his future to Manchester United, we looked at the best Opta data behind his Premier League career to date.
It is official. David de Gea is going nowhere!
The Spain goalkeeper penned a new contract with Manchester United until 2023 on Monday, with the option to extend the deal by a further year.
De Gea’s future at Old Trafford has often been the feature of debate, with Real Madrid most famously coming close to securing his signature in 2015, while Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have also been reported suitors.
But the 28-year-old, who has become recognised as one of the world’s best goalkeepers during his time at United, will be with the Red Devils for the foreseeable future.
Below, we have analysed Opta data to take a look at De Gea’s best Premier League stats with United.
102 – Since his debut in the competition in August 2011, David de Gea has kept more clean sheets than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League (102). Signature. pic.twitter.com/vsBdWiHQAM
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Since De Gea made his debut in August 2011, no other goalkeeper can boast more than his 102 clean sheets from 280 top-flight games. The nearest rival is Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris ( 87 from 244 ), while Joe Hart ( 85 from 216 ) and Petr Cech ( 84 from 221 ) also feature highly on the list.
A GLOVE-LY RECORD TO HOLD
De Gea arguably enjoyed his best campaign in a Red Devils jersey during the 2017-18 campaign as he kept 18 clean sheets to clinch the Golden Glove award. In that same campaign, Ederson ( 16 ), Lloris ( 15 ) and Thibaut Courtois ( 15 ) could not match De Gea’s efforts. That season saw De Gea make 14 saves in a single match against Arsenal – the most in one game (same as Tim Krul and Vito Mannone) since Opta started collecting shot save data in the 2003-04 season.
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ONE HUNDRED NOT OUT
It took De Gea 264 appearances to rack up a century of Premier League clean sheets. That pales in comparison to the 180 it took former Chelsea and Arsenal stopper Cech to reach the milestone. Pepe Reina ( 198 ), Peter Schmeichel ( 212 ), David Seaman ( 225 ), Edwin van der Sar ( 247 ) and Joe Hart ( 259 ) also achieved the feat in fewer games. De Gea’s best run without conceding was a streak of six between February 2 and March 30 2013.
THE VITAL PREMIER LEAGUE STATISTICS
280 – De Gea has racked up an impressive 280 top-flight appearances since making the move to Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid, playing 25,184 minutes in the process.
102 – The Spain international has frequently kept opposition attacks frustrated with 102 clean sheets to date.
282 – De Gea has picked the ball out of the United goal on 282 occasions in the Premier League. The most in a single season was the 2018-19 campaign where he was beaten on 54 occasions.
785 – You do not earn the nickname “Dave saves” for nothing and De Gea has 785 to his name so far, with an impressive save percentage of 73.27.
2 – One slightly surprising area of his game is penalty saves. De Gea has stopped just two of the 24 Premier League penalties he has faced.
10 – In his eight-and-a-bit seasons to date, De Gea has been personally culpable for 10 errors leading to goals. The most in a single campaign came last term with four, while he impressively was at fault for zero in the 2013-14 and 2017-18 seasons.
158 – Of the 280 Premier League games he has played, De Gea has been on the winning side on 158 occasions.