David de Gea has jokingly apologised to Peter Schmeichel after he surpassed his appearance record
The Manchester United No 1 played his 399th game for the club, more than any overseas player in history.
Since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2011 the Spaniard has developed himself into one of the world’s best keepers.
An inconsistent last 18 months has seen him questioned but, speaking after United’s 3-0 win against Villa, he hoped he had many more games in him.
“Sorry to Schmeichel,” David jokingly told the club’s officially website. “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.”
It was a night of records as United became the first team ever to win four consecutive Premier League games by a margin of at least three goals.
Next up thet face Southampton at Old Trafford, where you wouldn’t be against them extending that record given their current form.
But De Gea concedes, while they are brimming with confidence, they haven’t achieved anything.
He continued: “Of course we are very confident now but we haven’t done anything yet. We have some important games coming now so we need to be very, very focused and keep the level that we showed today and in the last four games.
“We’re in a good mood, a good way, so yes, we keep looking forward to the next game.”
United’s win kept them firmly in the hunt for the Champions League with fourth-placed Leicester just one point ahead.