Gary Neville explains why Man United’s weaknesses haven’t been exposed

The Manchester United legend believes David De Gea is responsible for opponents being unable to punish the Red Devils for their weaknesses

Man United legend Gary Neville Photo: Sky Sports

Gary Neville has credited David De Gea with helping to paper over the cracks in the Manchester United side.

The Spain international has helped Manchester United to make a bright start to the Premier League season following four victories and one stalemate.

De Gea has already kept four clean sheets in resounding victories over West Ham, Swansea City, Leicester City and Everton.

Ironically, the 26-year-old produced his best performance of the season in a 2-2 draw with Stoke City after the Manchester United No1 pulled off a world-class save to deny Jese Rodriguez.

Neville has already spoken about why he considers Manchester United to be genuine title contenders this season despite their sixth-place finish last term.

But the Manchester United legend admits Jose Mourinho’s side do have some weaknesses but De Gea’s performances haven’t allowed opponents to punish the Red Devils.

“If you look at United, you saw them make mistakes at Stoke and there were chances for Everton, but ultimately the weaknesses they have shown at the back are covered by a goalkeeper in David De Gea, who is absolutely world-class,” Neville told Sky Sports.

Manchester United signed Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson won his 13th top-flight crown during his decorated 26-year career.

Manchester United will make the trip to Southampton in their next Premier League game at St Mary’s on Saturday.

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