Spanish Goalkeeper David De Gea will become only the second Manchester United goalkeeper to reach 400 club appearances if he plays against Southampton today. Alex Stepney is the first United goalkeeper to reach such appearances.
David de Gea needs trophies to go with personal milestones, says Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Spaniard, 29, has won United’s player of the year prize four times, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I don’t think he will be happy until he wins the bigger trophies,” said Solskjaer.
“Yes, he’s won personal awards but David is not the type to care about that. I think he wants the team to lift big as well. Staying at Manchester United for this amount of time and not having won more is something he will feel is a black dot in his career.”
In De Gea’s nine seasons at Old Trafford, United have won a single Premier League title, plus one FA Cup, an EFL Cup and a Europa League. He was on the bench for the 2017 Europa League final against Ajax as Sergio Romero was selected instead.