Roy Keane savages Man Utd goalkeeper David de Gea with title stat

Manchester United legend Roy Keane laid into goalkeeper David de Gea with a brutal title “stat” ahead of the clash against Southampton.

The Spanish goalkeeper is making his 417th appearance for the Red Devils on the south coast, nine years after arriving from Atletico Madrid.

But he has been under pressure this season, already conceding 14 goals in just eight games.

And Keane, who won seven Premier League titles as well as the 1998/99 treble at Old Trafford, believes the stalwart between the posts is not good enough.

Speaking on Sky Sports , the former midfielder said: “His form has been a little bit better.

“I’m still not his biggest fan. I just don’t think he does enough for me.

“He’s done a lot of talking about the game and stats. He’s made big mistakes that have cost United big points, he’s got one league title in 10 years.

“It’s not a great stat.”

The Sky Sports questioned why De Gea had been awarded the club’s Player of the Year award three times.

But Keane simply said: “That’s only because he’s played in front of a really poor back four.

“He’s on a huge contract. I think everyone gets carried away.”

De Gea has also had pressure with the return of Dean Henderson to the club after his impressive two-season spell with Sheffield United.

“I think it helped that Henderson came back to the club,” Keane continued.

“I think he’s got proper competition there now. Every day, they can look each other in the eye.

“If he makes too many mistakes – as many as he’s made over the last few years – he knows Henderson will be in.”

But speculation has emerged that Henderson could leave United after a chat with Gareth Southgate ahead of the January transfer window.

De Gea could be joined next year by former team-mate Jonny Evans as the club look for a cheap centre-back to partner Harry Maguire.

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