David de Gea reacts to breaking Manchester United record in Carabao Cup win

February 27, 2023

Man Utd kept a clean sheet as they defeated Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on Sunday..

David de Gea spoke of his pride after he set the record for the most clean sheets in the history of Manchester United in the Carabao Cup final win over Newcastle.

The Spaniard made history with his 181st clean sheet for the club to go ahead of Peter Schmeichel in the all-time leaderboard for the club.

De Gea did not have a particularly busy day in goal, but did make a few impressive stops to ensure that United held on for the win at Wembley on Sunday afternoon. It gave the 32-year-old extra reason to celebrate at full-time and after the match, De Gea was asked how he felt to have finally broken the clean sheet record.

“I feel a bit emotional,” he told MUTV at full-time. “I feel happy, proud, proud of the team as well. Fans, so happy for them. A great day.”

“It was the perfect day to keep a clean sheet in a final. I think we showed we are a good team, we performed really well, we deserved to win the cup, and let’s keep going.

“I am feeling great. It is the perfect day to break the record. To keep a clean sheet in a final is never easy. I am so, so happy.”