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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp would sell David de Gea if they were at Manchester United, according to Gary Neville.
The United goalkeeper hasn’t been in his prime for some time, and Neville believes there are now question marks about the Spanish international.
“We have to start asking questions about David De Gea, of course we do,” Neville said. Webby and O’Neill. “Mistakes come more regularly and cost points. And the game-winning saves and one-to-one saves come less.
“If Pep Guardiola or Klopp came to Manchester United in six months, they would bring a new goalkeeper.
That may be tough for Henderson, but taking a chance, is he betting on winning the league? That is the first question, is the goalkeeper right? That’s number one, dealing with the ‘goalkeeper situation’.
“Your goalkeeper, to win a league, has to be exceptional.”
Despite having long been one of the most important players at Old Trafford, it seems clear that De Gea can no longer be considered among the best goalkeepers in world football.
The Red Devils have the promising Dean Henderson waiting in reserve, and it may be worth promoting him or making a new signing at goal in the near future.
United fans will no doubt be disappointed to see De Gea end this way, but there can be no room for sentiment and the 30-year-old is simply not doing enough right now.
Neville is right that top coaches like Guardiola and Klopp are ruthless and would surely view De Gea as a weak link that needs to be replaced.