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Is De Gea better than Van der Sar?

Is De Gea better than Van der Sar?

During his time at Old Trafford, Van der Sar made 266 appearances, conceded 202 goals and kept 135 clean sheets. The Spaniard, meanwhile, has made 394 appearances, has conceded 406 goals and has kept 138 clean sheets.

Is Van der Sar the best?

Van der Sar is considered by critics and fellow players as one of the best goalkeepers of all time. He is also one of the most successful footballers ever, having won 26 major trophies in his career, mainly at Ajax and Manchester United.

Who is better Schmeichel or Van der Sar?

Van der Sar’s record and United is almost unrivaled with European and world titles won, clean sheet records and three league titles secured. Ask Manchester United supporters though who they believe to be their greatest goalkeeper, the answer is likely to be Peter Schmeichel.

Was De Gea ever the best keeper in the world?

David de Gea branded ‘best goalkeeper in the world’ by retiring Manchester United player. David de Gea is now one the longest-serving players in the current Manchester United squad, having been a mainstay in between the sticks for all the managers who have passed through Old Trafford since his arrival in July 2011.

Who has the most clean sheets for manchester United?


  • Peter Schmeichel: 180 clean sheets / 398 appearances.
  • Alex Stepney: 175 / 539.
  • David De Gea: 162 / 469.
  • Gary Bailey: 161 / 375.
  • Edwin van der Sar: 135 / 266.

How many clean sheets does Van der Sar have?

Premier League Record

Appearances 313
Clean sheets 132
Goals 0
Assists 1

Was Van der Sar a sweeper keeper?

It was the Ajax mentality that set Van der Sar apart – the ingraining of the importance of ball possession from the early stages of his development set him on his way to becoming a sweeper keeper.

How old was Van der Sar when he joined United?

On this day in 2005, Edwin van der Sar signed for Manchester United where he became one of the most decorated goalkeepers in Premier League history. The then 34-year-old moved to Old Trafford from Fulham and went on to win four PL Trophies as well as the Golden Glove award in 2008/09 after recording 21 clean sheets.

Who is the best goalkeeper in Man U?

Here are the top 10 Goalkeepers for Manchester United.

  1. Edwin Van Der Sar. 10 of 10. 🚨 SPORTS NEWS ➡️ YOUR INBOX.
  2. Peter Schmeichel. 9 of 10.
  3. Jimmy Rimmer. 8 of 10.
  4. Alex Stepney. 7 of 10.
  5. Harry Gregg. 6 of 10.
  6. Harry Moger. 5 of 10.
  7. Gary Bailey. 4 of 10.
  8. Reg Allen. 3 of 10.

Why De Gea is the best goalkeeper in the world?

Good keepers win you points, and there’s no doubt that De Gea is a very good goalkeeper. He’s made the third-most saves in the Premier League this season with 80, and no other keeper from clubs in the top six is even in the top half of that list.

Who is the best keeper in Premier League?

Illan Meslier
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Rank Player Nationality
1. Illan Meslier France
2. Kasper Schmeichel Denmark
3. David de Gea Spain
4. José Sá Portugal

Which goalkeeper has the most saves in history?

A goalkeeper’s crucial saves can be the difference between a win and a loss for a team. Inter Milan’s Samir Handanovic is the most successful goalkeeper when it comes to stopping penalties as he has managed to save 38 penalties in his career so far, the most in history.