De Gea 'sorry' for breaking Utd record

English Premier League

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has apologised to club legend Peter Schmeichel after breaking his incredible record in their 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Thursday evening.

The 29-year-old has come under immense scrutiny in recent weeks after committing several errors leading to goals with former United midfielder Roy Keane labelling him as 'overrated'.

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However, within the Red Devils' incredible form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in which they become the first English top-flight club to win three consecutive games by three goals or more, De Gea has steadily improved.

In their win over Villa, the Spain international made his 399th start for the club and overtook Schmeichel as the highest foreign appearance maker in the club's history.

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"Sorry to Schmeichel," he told MUTV. "It's great. That means I've been here a long time and I've been playing really, really well to the top level so I'm really, really proud.

"I'm happy to play for this club for that many games. Hopefully, I have another 400 games coming! So I'm really really happy."

De Gea joined United from Atletico Madrid in a €25-million transfer and has helped the club lift seven major titles since his arrival in July 2011.

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