Manchester United are taking West Ham on in the FA Cup, with Erik ten Hag’s men looking to build on a tremendous week that included victories over Barcelona and Newcastle United.
Ten Hag made a number of changes for the mid-week visit of West Ham but David de Gea was one of five players to keep their place from the final four days ago.
The 2-0 win over Eddie Howe’s men put an end to the club’s six-year wait for silverware but it also made sure De Gea wrote his name in United’s history books.
That was his 181st clean sheet for the club, overtaking Schmeichel’s record of 180. Ahead of the game against West Ham, there were heartwarming scenes pitchside as Sir Alex Ferguson presented the Spaniard with an award to recognise this feat.
David De Gea now has more clean sheets than any goalkeeper in Manchester United history (181) 🧤
And he's been presented with a trophy courtesy of the one and only Sir Alex Ferguson 🥰
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— ITV Football (@itvfootball) March 1, 2023
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Ferguson famously only missed two games over his 27-year spell in charge of the Reds and one of those occasions was to scout De Gea, whom he ended up signing in 2011.
This latest achievement is added to a long list of accolades collected by De Gea over his 12 years at the club but having Ferguson present it was a nice touch.