Roy Keane: ‘Manchester United need a better goalkeeper than De Gea’

Roy Keane feels Manchester United should be replacing David de Gea if they want to mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title. Despite 13 clean sheets this season and several Player of the Year awards at United, De Gea has come under fire for a number of errors this season. Keane is one of the critics and firmly believes United will need to offload the 29-year-old.

The United legend told Sky Sports: “I’ve never been a big fan of his. He makes far too many mistakes, big mistakes that cost United big points. We talk about recruitment, it’s a difficult part of the game. That’s just my opinion. If Manchester United want to challenge for league titles, they need a better goalkeeper.”

“They need a change, they’ve done it before. I don’t know what the big song and dance is about a goalkeeper, Manchester United have been doing it for years. Strikers are dropped or sold, same with midfielders, but for some reason, with goalkeepers, they think we have to stick with the goalkeeper for a bit longer than others because of something they did two or three years ago.”

“The game doesn’t work like that. We’ve seen Liverpool get onto another level when they’ve improved the goalkeeper. What’s the big deal? If he’s not doing it, he’s making mistakes, then make a change. There are good goalkeepers out there.” De Gea joined Manchester United nine seasons ago and the goalkeeper has played over 400 games for the club.