Man Utd legend disagrees with Keane that De Gea is ‘overrated’

Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs thinks David de Gea is “still a top goalkeeper” after Roy Keane claiming that the Spaniard is “overrated”.

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Keane did not mince his words in his assessment of the Spanish goalkeeper’s attempt to keep out Steven Bergwijn’s first-half strike in the Red Devils’ 1-1 draw with Tottenham last month.

The Dutchman burst through the Man Utd defence and shot straight at De Gea, but it squirmed in and United needed an 81st-minute penalty from Bruno Fernandes to earn a deserved point.

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However, Giggs thinks he’s a “brilliant goalkeeper” despite recent mistakes with it being too early to think about making a change.

“I don’t see David’s decline as big as what people have been making out,” Giggs told Premier League Productions.

“I think he’s still a top goalkeeper. I think the introduction of Alisson and Ederson as well as the form of Man City and Liverpool hasn’t helped him but he’s a top goalkeeper.

“I’ve played with him and I’ve coached him, he’s a brilliant goalkeeper but he has made a few more mistakes than he has done in the previous five or six years.

“I think he’s had a very unsettled defence in front of him and that hasn’t helped him; that wouldn’t help any goalkeeper no matter how good you are.

“He’s a top, top goalkeeper. When you start messing about in the goalkeeper position as we found out when Peter [Schmeichel] left it can be tricky. I don’t think he’s at a stage where you need to think about changing him.”


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