5 goalkeepers with more clean sheets than Manchester United's De Gea in the Premier League this season

Manchester United vs Sheffield United - Premier League
Manchester United vs Sheffield United - Premier League

David de Gea has earned Manchester United some valuable points in the Premier League. Along with Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo, De Gea has been the best player at Old Trafford this season. Despite having a leaky defence in front of him, the Spanish shot-stopper has often held his own.

The 31-year-old has made a league-high 80 saves in the Premier League this season. The former Atletico Madrid shot-stopper has also saved three penalties for Manchester United. However, he has just kept only five clean sheets.

The Manchester United No.1 is lagging behind other Premier League goalkeepers in terms of save%

As far as save percentage is concerned, the likes of Jose Sa and Edouard Mendy have fared far better than David de Gea. In fact, his fellow countryman Robert Sanchez has kept more clean sheets and has a higher save percentage than the Manchester United number 1.

Statistically, De Gea is not the best Premier League goalkeeper at the moment. As many as eight custodians have managed more shutouts than the highly-rated Spaniard.

On that note, here's a look at five goalkeepers who have kept more clean sheets than De Gea this season:


#5 Jose Sa - 8

Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League
Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers' new goalkeeper Jose Sa has been outstanding this season. He has kept eight clean sheets, including one against Manchester United. His save percentage of 84.8 is not only the highest in the Premier League, but it is also more than any keeper in Europe's top five leagues this season.

The Portuguese shot-stopper has made 67 saves, ranking him third in terms of saves made in the English top flight this campaign. The former Olympiakos goalkeeper has been a more-than-worthy replacement for the departed Rui Patricio.

The 29-year-old has conceded just 16 goals in 21 appearances, which is impressive. He lets in just 0.76 goals per 90 minutes, which is the second-lowest in the league, behind Manchester City custodian Ederson Moraes.


#4 Edouard Mendy - 8

West Ham United vs Chelsea - Premier League
West Ham United vs Chelsea - Premier League

Edouard Mendy has also kept eight clean sheets in the league this season. However, the Senegalese has played one fewer game than Sa. Nevertheless, Mendy was recently awarded The Best FIFA Goalkeeper Award for his heroic displays in 2021.

Mendy is currently away at AFCON, and is proving to be a huge miss for Chelsea. The Londoners have dropped points against league leaders Manchester City and Brighton. These results have meant that there is a massive ten-point gap between the Blues and Manchester City.

The France-born Senegal international has an excellent save percentage of 81 this season. Mendy has saved over 50 shots in the Premier League. He has elicited comparisons with Alisson and Ederson in conversations regarding the best goalkeeper in the league.

#3 Alisson Becker - 10

Liverpool vs Arsenal - Carabao Cup Semi-Final First Leg
Liverpool vs Arsenal - Carabao Cup Semi-Final First Leg

Alisson Becker has arguably been the best goalkeeper in the Premier League recently. He has double the number of clean sheets as Manchester United shot-stopper David de Gea. The Brazilian has had to bail out his high-line defence on several occasions this term.

The Liverpool goalkeeper has conceded just 17 goals in 20 appearances. In contrast, De Gea has let in 30 goals in 22 United games. Alisson keeps a clean sheet every second match, while de Gea provides a shutout once in 4-5.

Alisson was nominated for The Best FIFA Goalkeeper award along with Edouard Mendy and Gianluigi Donnarumma. The former Yashin trophy winner has been extremely consistent since his €62.5 million move from AS Roma.


#2 Aaron Ramsdale - 10

Arsenal vs Manchester City - Premier League
Arsenal vs Manchester City - Premier League

Like Alisson, Aaron Ramsdale has also kept ten clean sheets in the league this season. The Arsenal goalkeeper ranks higher, as he has played two fewer games than his Liverpool counterpart. Ramsdale has been a fabulous signing for the Gunners in all regards. His mentality and attitude were previously lacking in the Arsenal dressing room.

The former Bournemouth shot-stopper has made 51 saves, and has a save percentage of 80.9 this season. Although fans and critics expected him to play second fiddle to German international Bernd Leno, Ramsdale has established his authority between the sticks.

Having conceded a mere 16 goals, Ramsdale has been one of the best goalkeepers this campaign. Soon he could startschallenging Jordan Pickford for the first-choice England goalkeeper spot.


#1 Ederson Moraes - 12

Newcastle United vs Manchester City Premier League
Newcastle United vs Manchester City Premier League

Ederson Moraes has kept 12 clean sheets in the Premier League this season, seven more than Manchester United’s De Gea has managed. The 28-year-old has won the Premier League Golden Glove award in the last two seasons.

The Brazilian shot-stopper is renowned for his immense passing ability. Although he doesn’t face as many shots as De Gea, Ederson’s slightly superior save percentage of 73.5 proves his quality. Ederson recently kept a sheet clean in the 2-0 derby win over Manchester United.

Since the start of the 2019-20 season, no Premier League goalkeeper has kept more clean sheets than Ederson’s tally of 47. In contrast, during the same period, Manchester United’s David de Gea has only kept 27 shutouts.

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