David de Gea joins top 10 list for most Premier League clean sheets

David de Gea kept his 129th clean sheet in the Premier League during Manchester United’s scoreless draw against Watford on Saturday.

Although the result will only hinder our chances of finishing in the top four, at least Spanish Dave moved up in the standings for most clean sheets in the Premier League.

In doing so, De Gea surpassed Peter Schmeichel’s record of 128 clean sheets in order to join the top-10 list.

United’s number one is just three clean sheets away from matching Edwin van der Sar’s career tally (132), even though De Gea has more Premier League clean sheets for United than the former Netherlands international, who played for Fulham before moving up north.

De Gea has some way to go if he wants to match former Arsenal and Chelsea goalkeeper Peter Cech, who currently has the most clean sheets in the Premier League with an incredible 202 shutouts.

Premier League all-time clean sheets via ManUtd.com:

• Peter Cech (202)
• David James (169)
• Mark Schwarzer (151)
• David Seaman (141)
• Nigel Martyn (137)
• Pepe Reina (136)
• Brad Friedel (132)
• Tim Howard (132)
• Edwin van der Sar (132)
• David de Gea (129)

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