Former Man United goalkeeper Gary Bailey waxes lyrical about David De Gea (Video)

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Considered one of the best goalkeepers in England during the nine years he played for Manchester United between 1978 and 1987, Gary Bailey has offered his views on current United number one David De Gea.

After a rocky start to his career in England, De Gea has gone from strength to strength to rival the likes of Manuel Neuer for the tag of world’s greatest goalkeeper.

Bailey thinks extremely highly of the Spaniard but didn’t agree with how easily he made his way back into the team. He told Stretty News TV journalist Jonathan Shrager that Sergio Romero didn’t deserve to be dropped.

Furthermore, he went on to say De Gea wouldn’t find such an easy route back in his day, claiming that he sometimes played with broken fingers to make sure he didn’t give his reserve the chance to usurp him.