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‘I’d move him on quickly’ Roy Keane hits out at popular Manchester United star who ‘won’t help them win trophies’

The ex Manchester United man had plenty to say after the final game of the season

Manchester United legend turned Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane has urged Erik ten Hag to move goalkeeper David De Gea on immediately, claiming that the Spaniard is not good enough for the club, despite winning the golden glove this season.

De Gea managed to keep a massive 17 clean sheets across the course of the season, three more than the next best goalkeeper, which saw Alisson (Liverpool), Nick Pope (Newcastle United) and Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal) all tie for second place.

However, the Spaniard was no stranger to errors, either when it came to shot stopping or playing out from the back, with his passes regularly playing his side into trouble.

De Gea is expected to stay at the club beyond this summer despite his contract expiring as things stand, but it was initially thought that he may no longer be first choice shot-stopper under Erik ten Hag.

Speaking to Sky Sports however, Roy Keane, who appeared almost five hundred times for the Red Devils and won seven Premier League trophies, warned the club to cut their losses with the Spaniard.

‘Manchester United had to improve defensively from last year because they were so bad’, he began.

‘The idea that the players are patting him on the back is ridiculous, that’s his job,’ he added.

‘You wouldn’t keep him as a No. 2. He wouldn’t want that, he wouldn’t stay for that.

‘He’s done okay, he’s won a few Player of the Year awards – but what big deal is that? It’s about what the team is achieving.

‘I think he’s made far too many mistakes over the years. He was trying to leave the club for a few years ago and go to Real Madrid.’

De Gea himself is keen to stay, though he would likely need to sign a new deal on much lower money than they £350,000 per week he is currently paid.

“I hope to finish my career at Man United. I was saying this is my club, it’s a huge honour to be here and I’m so happy here”, the Spaniard revealed in February.

With Champions League football now secured, it is expected to be another summer of progress for Ten Hag’s side, and De Gea may be a casualty of that.


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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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