- Keane criticizes De Gea
- Spaniard made errors in FA Cup final
- Goalkeeper has played 545 matches for Man Utd
What’s the news?
Roy Keane has strongly criticized David de Gea of Manchester United. According to the former midfielder, the Spanish goalkeeper, who was recently named United’s Player of the Season, is not good enough for the Red Devils. De Gea made a glaring error in the winning goal scored by Manchester City, and Keane has seen enough.
What did Keane say?
Speaking to ITV, the Irishman said the following about De Gea: “De Gea simply isn’t good enough if you want to compete for trophies at the highest level as a club.” The former midfielder witnessed De Gea’s blunder in Ilkay Gündogan’s 2-1 goal. “Manchester United needs a new goalkeeper. They need a world-class striker and a new goalkeeper.”
“I’m sick to death of saying it. Top goalkeepers help you win matches in crucial moments. He could have made the difference. You expect your goalkeeper to save that chance, and he didn’t. And now we see City celebrating the title here. Manchester United needs a top goalkeeper, and he’s not it.”
De Gea has been playing for Man United since 2011 and has already appeared in 545 matches for the club. Throughout his career at United, De Gea has faced criticism from Keane on multiple occasions. However, fans of the club hold the Spanish goalkeeper in high regard. De Gea has won various trophies with United, including one Premier League title, the Europa League, and an FA Cup.
Although De Gea remains a regular starter for United, rumors of a summer departure persist. The 32-year-old goalkeeper’s contract is expiring, and while Man United has an option to extend it for another year, they are reportedly considering letting De Gea leave on a free transfer.