Neville slams De Gea after mistake in defeat to Manchester City
Neville slams De Gea after mistake in defeat to Manchester City

Neville slams De Gea after mistake in defeat to Manchester City

Former Manchester United star Gary Neville has slammed shot-stopper David de Gea following his error as the Red Devils suffered a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City

Playing at home, United had a decent first half but was beaten as Bernardo Silva scored the opener in the 54th minute before Leroy Sane added the second to ensure City pick maximum points. The Spaniard keeper was at fault as the ball came off his shin before heading in the goal. And Neville didn't hold back in his criticism for the United number 1 keeper.

" I will give him a bit of leeway for the first goal. But I’m not going to on the second goal. It’s a really bad mistake," Neville told Sky Sports.

"There were bodies everywhere, flying forward. But the goalkeeper has to be doing better. He’s been magnificent for Man Utd for so many years but this season it’s just not happening for him. Those feet are letting him down, so many times. It’s straight at him and goes off his shin into the net," he added. 

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"I was in the Nou Camp watching that mistake against Messi last week. It shook me watching De Gea make a mistake like that. This one isn’t as bad, but still, for him, it’s a really bad error and it’s not happening for him at the moment.

“He’s going through a really difficult time. He’s been a one-man wall for United for four or five seasons. Leroy Sane would have wanted to go across De Gea, it’s certainly not even where he would have wanted to put it.”

The loss sees United remain sixth and will be up against Chelsea over the weekend at Old Trafford.


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