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“Numero Uno”- Some fans pour in the praise as Man United star makes landmark appearance vs Villa

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David de Gea of Manchester United

Twitter reacts as David de Gea reaches Manchester United milestone

David de Gea made his 399th appearance for Manchester United in the club’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Thursday.

The Spaniard reached the milestone in his ninth year at the club. He also kept a clean sheet on what is also now a club landmark.

His latest cap makes De Gea the most capped overseas United player in history. He overtakes club legend Peter Schmeichel who made 398 appearances for the Red Devils.

Dvid de Gea is the most capped Manchester United player in history
David De Gea

The Spaniard has come a long way since being brought in by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2011. The 29-year-old repaid the faith put in him and is one of the best players to don the United jersey.

Becoming the most capped player in any category especially at a club like United is no mean feat. De Gea richly deserves the accolade.

The other overseas star closest to him in the current roster in Juan Mata at 252. It is fair to say that De Gea will be heading the list for quite some time now.

Peter Schmeichel earlier held the record with 398 appearances
Peter Schmeichel earlier held the record with 398 appearances

He is now also just one appearance away from making his 400th appearance for the club. He currently is 27th in the all-time list for Manchester United appearances.

We take a look at how fans reacted to the news on Twitter.

Twitter reacts as David de Gea makes monumental 400th United appearance

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