Roy Keane’s 2020 comments on David de Gea as relevant as ever

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David de Gea had another game to forget for Manchester United as his howler led to a 1-0 loss for his side against West Ham United at the London Stadium, a result which could have significant repercussions in the race for top four.

It was the latest in a lengthy list of blunders for the 32-year-old Spaniard, whose decline has been apparent for years but who has retained the support of many fans and ex-players alike.

One ex-player, and perhaps the biggest of them all, who packed in his support of de Gea long ago is Roy Keane. After yesterday, his typically robust comments after a previous de Gea error against Spurs in the first game of “Lockdown football” in 2020 seem awfully poignant.

Have a look for yourself (shared on Twitter by @TJayyyy_1)

Colourful as ever, it is still very hard to disagree with what Keane has to say, as de Gea has been a liability since the 2018 World Cup, after which he was discarded by the Spanish national team.

Does a similar fate await him at the end of the season when his contract is up? That decision could well define the next stage of Erik ten Hag’s reign at Old Trafford.

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