De Gea matches record after Bournemouth win

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Despite having a below-par outing by his standards, Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea unlocked a new achievement in his Manchester United career, after appearing in goal against Bournemouth on Saturday.

With the appearance, the Spain international has matched the number of appearances made by the legendary Peter Schmeichel (398) for Manchester United.

This means the Spaniard is now the joint second most capped goalkeeper for Manchester United, and is not too far away from taking the number one position.

The most capped goalie in the history of Man United is Alex Stepney, who played for United between 1966 and 1978. He made 539 appearances, and has held the top position for decades.

De Gea can surpass Stepney, if he stays in form and is able to remain at Old Trafford till at least 2023/24 when his current contract should expire.