Manchester United’s all-time top 20 appearance rankings as David De Gea moves up to 13th place

De Gea has been ever-present between the sticks since his arrival from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

David De Gea has equalled Peter Schmeichel’s clean sheets record at Manchester United and moved up to 13th in the club’s all-time appearance rankings after their 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday evening.

The Spaniard kept his 128th clean sheet, the same number as former Red Devils’ legend Schmeichel, in their Premier League victory over the Seagulls - a result that moved them up to fourth in the table.

De Gea’s record also sees him move into the top 10 for Premier League clean sheets, just four off ex-United stars Edwin van de Sar and Tim Howard, while Brad Friedal shares seventh-place with the duo.

The Red Devils’ No.1 joined the club from Atletico Madrid for a reported £18.9m in July 2011 and has since been a regular between the sticks.

His start against Brighton means he has now featured 472 times for United in all competitions, moving him above former fans’ favourite Brian McClair into 13th in the all-time appearances rankings.

De Gea’s dual records shows how much of an impact he has had at Old Trafford since his arrival, especially considering he has worked under six managers.

The 31-year-old is likely to move up to 11th in the rankings if selected by Ralf Rangnick for future fixtures, with Roy Keane (480) and Arthur Albiston (485) both within reach.

David De Gea is expected to start in nets. Credit: Getty.

Given his age and current form, there is no telling where De Gea will finish in the all-time appearance rankings.

He previously surpassed Red Devils’ icon George Best (470) when starting against Southampton in their 1-1 draw on February 12.

United all-time top 20 appearance holders

1: Ryan Giggs - 963

2: Sir Bobby Charlton - 758

3: Paul Scholes - 718

4: Bill Foulkes - 688

5: Gary Neville - 602

Wayne Rooney at Manchester United in 2015 Credit: Getty

6: Wayne Rooney - 559

7: Alex Stepney - 539

8: Tony Dunne - 535

9: Denis Irwin - 529

10: Joe Spence - 510

11: Arthur Albiston - 485

12: Roy Keane - 480

13: David De Gea - 472

14: Brian McClair - 471

15: George Best - 470

16: Mark Hughes - 467

17: Michael Carrick - 464

18: Bryan Robson - 461

19: Martin Buchan - 456

20: Rio Ferdinand - 455