Earlier this year, the in-form Spanish goalkeeper moved above the great Mark Hughes into 15th place on a table that includes bona fide Old Trafford icons.
De Gea made his 471st United appearance at the weekend in the 1-1 Premier League draw against Southampton at Old Trafford.
David’s latest outing was significant because it propelled him above the incomparable George Best, who remains one of our most popular players ever.
To be in the company of such luminaries is an honour for De Gea, but he is not finished there…
De Gea is expected to start against Brighton & Hove Albion in Tuesday night’s Premier League match at the Theatre of Dreams.
David’s prospective 472nd appearance would move him up the all-time chart once again, this time above fans’ favourite Brian McClair.
There is a very good chance that our 31-year-old will move into 11th place by the end of this season, too, with Roy Keane (480) and Arthur Albiston (485) both within reach.
With age on his side, who knows where De Gea will finish