Guardiola or Klopp would sell this Manchester United player, says Red Devils legend

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp would sell David de Gea if they were at Manchester United, according to Gary Neville.

The United goalkeeper has not been at his best for some time now, and Neville believes there are now question marks over the Spain international.

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“We have to start asking questions about David De Gea, of course we do,” Neville told Webby and O’Neill. “The mistakes are coming more regularly and they cost points. And the game-winning saves and one-on-one saves are coming less.

“If Pep Guardiola or Klopp came in to Manchester United in six months’ time, they would bring a new goalkeeper in.

‘That might be tough on Henderson, but to chance it – do you gamble with winning the league? That’s the first question, is the keeper right? That’s number one, deal with the ‘keeper situation.

“Your goalkeeper, to win a league, has got to be exceptional.”

Despite long been one of the most important players at Old Trafford, it seems clear De Gea can now no longer be considered up there with the finest ‘keepers in world football.

The Red Devils have the highly promising Dean Henderson waiting in reserve, and it may be worth promoting him or making a new signing in goal in the near future.

United fans will no doubt be disappointed to see it end this way for De Gea, but there can be no room for sentiment and the 30-year-old simply isn’t doing enough at the moment.

Neville is right that the best managers like Guardiola and Klopp are ruthless and would surely see De Gea as a weak link who needs to be replaced.

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  1. samson .b. Ibrahim says:

    DE gea still has something to contribute to the team.

  2. Jacqui Smith says:

    David de Gea has been brilliant for United for so long and I hate to criticize him, but over the last few games he has looked a weak link. In saying that, any keeper would
    struggle with Maguire organizing the back four in front of him. The latter rarely gets criticized, yet he puts extra pressure on all our defenders every time he plays, the others constantly having to compensate for his mistakes. He isn’t even the best choice for captain. What a waste of £80m!

  3. MC METUS LABAA says:

    De Gea is good for Manchester United the problem is coach ole is very stupid why didn’t him play diallo instead of martial fullish man

  4. Mark Rutter says:

    David De Gea has lost his confidence and ole keeps defending him how can you defend a goalkeeper who is a liability but then there is Rashford who cannot hit a barn door against 2nd rate opposition but Martial has to go useless as a winger and he is to centre forwards what Cyril Smith was to weight watchers

  5. Mark Rutter says:

    get rid of Ole we need a ruthless efficient coach who is prepared to rid us of inefficient useless players what does Fred offer United yet he is picked regularly our bench is full of old men like Mata and Matic we bought a winger from Italy why was he not given his chance against a low grade West Brom

  6. Mark Rutter says:

    has Mason Greenwood gone off because he could not hit a barn door ole is not the man for United he lacks ambition his forward line lack firepower what did any of the forwards do against relegation threatened West Brom lost to Sheffield United we need a ruthless manager who will cull our inept squad. Please Mr Glazer do not renew oles contract we will win nothing with him he is feeble and inept

    1. Heinfrey says:

      I second you 101%. This situation of Ole and De Gea is long overdue. They have to face the chop otherwise i forsee another trophless season. We were favourite title contenders but now look what city have done.

  7. Weldon says:

    Manchester United we already let City go with it wee must won at least one trophy

  8. Festus says:

    We want Diallo

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