Schmeichel memang disebut-sebut terbaik dalam sejarah MU. Bersama para bintang lainnya seperti Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Roy Keane sampai Paul Scholes, puncak kejayaannya adalah ketika mengantarkan MU meraih gelar treble pada musim 1999 lalu.
Soal kemampuan individual pun Schmeichel sangat hebat, dia lincah dengan refleks luar biasa. Tapi kini, dia memiliki lawan sepadan soal ketangkasan dalam diri David de Gea meski tentu saja Schmeichel jauh lebih mentereng soal gelar.
David De Gea has now gone past Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar as Manchester United's best ever goalkeeper. No debate. His skills are insane. #MUFC— Joe Sillett (@JoeSillett) December 2, 2017
Schmeichel was better than De Gea. Don't let a cartwheel cloud your judgement.— Patrick Masterson (@Master_P_7) December 3, 2017
When Schmeichel arrived he was more polished than De Gea, he didn't have as far to climb up the performance ladder. De Gea's development since he signed has been nothing short of sensational.— Tom McDermott (@MrTomMcDermott) December 3, 2017
I love Peter Schmeichel... but dare I say De Gea is a better keeper. A much better keeper & Schmeichel is one of the best of all time! Some of the saves today were mind boggling. Only keeper I can think that pulled off saves like that was Banks vs Pele.— Drawty Devil (@DrawtyDevil) December 2, 2017
De Gea is better than Schmeichel, Edwin, Cech, Seaman, James, Reina... The list goes on. He's the best keeper to ever put on a pair of gloves and play Premier League football.— ManUnitedTalk (@ManUnitedTalk) December 2, 2017
Schmeichel has always been my favourite ever United keeper but De Gea is taking goal keeping to a whole new level and Peter just seems like a distant memory at the moment.— Cat O'D (@jammycrumpet) December 3, 2017