Roy Keane: Why I’ve always worried about David De Gea at Man United

Man United legend Roy Keane expresses his doubts about David De Gea

David De Gea (Photo: David De Gea / Instagram)
David De Gea (Photo: David De Gea / Instagram)

Roy Keane has revealed he has never been convinced by David De Gea at Manchester United, adding that he’s unsure whether the goalkeeper is worth his mammoth new contract.

Manchester United tied down De Gea to a huge new deal last week that will see the Spain international remain at the 13-time Premier League winners until the end of the 2022-23 season, with the option for a further year.

De Gea is widely reported to have put pen to paper on a contract worth in the region of £350,000 and £375,000 a week, making the Manchester United number one comfortably the best-paid goalkeeper in the world.

The Red Devils shot-stopper is also speculated to be the club’s top earner ahead of their record signing Paul Pogba.

De Gea has been guilty of mistakes over the past season or so despite being ranked as one of the best goalkeepers in the world between 2013 and 2017.

Former Manchester United captain Keane has now expressed his concerns about De Gea despite his undoubted importance to the Red Devils over the past five years.

“I’m not so sure,” Keane told Sky Sports.

“Goalkeepers can make mistakes but I’ve always worried about him.

“Every time I’ve watched him it’s the character side of the game. He never seems to be commanding.

“I never get the impression he’s the type of character that puts demands on people around him.”

Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013, when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge of the 20-time English champions.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer led the Red Devils to a sixth-placed finish last term.

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