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Gary Neville Continues to Criticize David De Gea For Goalkeeping Errors: The Nightly EPL

After Sunday’s criticism of the Manchester United goalkeeper, Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville continued to criticize the Spanish keeper on Sky’s Monday Night Football program.

In case you’ve missed any of the criticism of De Gea, as a result of his mistake at the end of the Tottenham match, here are a few choice clips of the former Manchester United right back Neville:

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  1. Scrumper

    January 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    The problem is consistancy. You never know what you’re going to get with De Gea. Every now and then Fergie goes through a fallow period with goalkeepers. We know Rob Green is unhappy on the QPR bench, and Fergie could do a lot worse than chuck a few quid ‘Arry’s way.

  2. Nelson

    January 22, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Why does anyone have to take the blame for the goal? DeGea made some great saves. Manu had 4 shots on target to Spurs’ 18 on target. What do you expect from a keeper with that? ManU were out classed by Spurs, end of!

  3. IanCransonsKnees

    January 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Fergie’s already enquired about Begovic & Shawcross this summer. Fact.

    • Mufc77

      January 22, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      If he was serious about Shawcross he would have moved for him before he signed the new deal.

      • IanCransonsKnees

        January 22, 2013 at 5:03 pm

        Doesn’t make any difference, it’s in Shawcross’ deal. Fergie and our chairman are close friends. They’ve enquired after them already this season and are back in this summer. I’ve been told our chairman will sell but at his price not Man Utd’s.

        • Mufc77

          January 22, 2013 at 5:50 pm

          Now that he’s signed the new deal Stoke don’t have to settle for a small fee because they know they have home tied down regardless. It wouldn’t make sense for SAF to make a offer in the summer as his price will be to high now. Having “first option” on a player doesn’t mean much theses days.

          • IanCransonsKnees

            January 22, 2013 at 11:25 pm

            I can’t tell you much more than that, but it comes from high up. I don’t particularly understand why they didn’t go for it now if they wanted it but Ferguson regrets selling Shawcross (£2m!). As you say both Shawcross and Begovic will cost big money if he wants them but cutting loose Ferdinand and De Gea for 2 proven and experienced premier league players may be the way to go rather than chucking millions at potential like Jones, Smalling and De Gea just to get them before someone else does.

      • IanCransonsKnees

        January 23, 2013 at 12:44 am

        Told The Gaffer this recently and posted it on a Saturday matchday thread around Christmas time. Citeh want him because they believe Hart’s complacency is the cause of their position this season.

  4. Frill Artist

    January 22, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Sorry but I disagree with Neville on this one.

  5. Gary

    January 22, 2013 at 10:59 am

    De Gea made some terrific saves to keep United in the lead. He has very good reflexes and gets down very quickly. If he had not come out for the cross he would have been blamed for not doing so. If you look at his punch you can see that with the players around him he couldn’t have punched it any further. The bigger question is why was Dempsey so free in the box and why didn’t anyone lunge in front of him when he shot?

    • The Gaffer

      January 22, 2013 at 11:03 am

      Good points Gary. I think De Gea is getting a lot of the criticism, but the Manchester United defenders also need to take some of the blame. When Defoe was charging towards goal and had his shot blocked by Ferdinand, it was a wonderful block. But if Defoe had hit the ball first time, the analysis would have been criticizing Ferdinand for allowing Defoe to have so much space. It was only because Defoe took one touch too many that Ferdinand had the opportunity to block his shot.

      The Gaffer

      • Charles

        January 23, 2013 at 8:22 pm

        You hit the nail on the head, Gaffer: the defenders share the blame for most of United’s leaked goals.

        SAF keeps getting top talent at the top of his lineup, but somehow, he and United ignore their most glaring problem: mistakes and slow footspeed in their defense. That was their undoing last year and it may well cost them dear this season too.

  6. gillyrosh

    January 22, 2013 at 7:32 am

    It’s a shame De Gea ended the game with that error. He’d been having a pretty solid game up to that point.

  7. Cookie

    January 22, 2013 at 4:54 am

    In your editorial you say that Gary Neville is a former Manchester City right back. This will offend many!

    • Why?

      January 23, 2013 at 2:39 am

      Especially city fans!! Lol

  8. Ahmed Yussuf

    January 22, 2013 at 4:40 am


    Arsenal v West Ham’s beat the manager gameweek opens when?

  9. Mufc77

    January 21, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Another 18 months of playing and developing his skills then he will be used as trade bait to bring Ronaldo home from Madrid when will be entering the final year of his contract.

    • Frill Artist

      January 22, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      Why would you say such a thing?

      • Mufc77

        January 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm

        It’s no secret SAF would love to bring Ronaldo back to old trafford. He has 2 years left on his contract after this season and knowing him he will try and run it all the way down so he has all the leverage in any negotiations with Madrid. Add in the fact Mourhino is leaving at the end of this season and he could easily end up replacing SAF it creates the perfect storm scenario fir Ronaldo to follow him to old trafford.

        Would anyone be surprised if DeGea announced at some point he wants to return to Spain to play in the future. Madrid won’t want to let Ronaldo go for nothing so they might be willing to cash in on him before he enters his final season. They have something we want and in 18+ months we will have the top Spanish keeper in the world so a swap deal could work for both teams.

        I like De Gea but the chance to get Ronaldo back in his prime could be to good to pass up.

        • BlankCheque

          January 22, 2013 at 4:46 pm

          Ronaldo won’t come back to United if Mourinho is in charge. They don’t have a very good relationship in Madrid.

          Don’t count out Ronaldo joining rivals City if SAF leaves United and Ronaldo leaves Madrid.

  10. Mufc77

    January 21, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Comparing De Gea to VDS and schmeichel at this point in time is stupid. VDS was 35 when he joined Utd and schmeichel was 28 so both had tons more experience when they came to utd. In Peter Schmeichels case he was just entering his prime years in the game.

    De Gea is 22 and still learning and developing as a player. The problem is he’s doing it at the biggest club in the world in front of everyone. He has shown the he has all the tools to become a top keeper he just needs to develop physically more.

    I’d be more worried if he came for that cross and didn’t make any contact at all but that’s not the case, he simply didn’t get enough distance on the punch. Once the lad adds some size to his frame and gets a few more years experience he will prove the doubters wrong.

    • Frill Artist

      January 22, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      Meant to give you a thumbs up but accidentally hit thumbs down! Well said, though. I was just saying this on another article. He’s a good GK and just has to improve physically to become more dominant in the box.

    • Why?

      January 23, 2013 at 2:38 am

      Firstly age is irrelevant for a goal keeper some are strong mentally some are not. Joe Hart was a regular at city when he was 19 and has played constantly since 21, of course he has made mistakes all do even the very best, but it is the number of De Gea’s that catch the eye seem to be one or two a game.

      Secondly the only way Utd ate the Worlds biggest club is in value and even that is speculation as the true value cannot be gauged till the club is sold. The IPO shares sold recently seem to point to the club price estimates being very high. In terms of winning trophies they are behind Liverpool never mind some of Europe’s giants!

      Maybe De Gea will come good but the evidence at the minute doesn’t look good. This player cost a whopping £20m for a goal keeper which is double the last most expensive. For that money surly you should expect better?

  11. Marc L

    January 21, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Neville is completely correct. Furthermore, De Gea would actually in my book qualify as “overrated” even by standards of scum players.

    And I’m not saying that because I hate the club. Rio Ferdinand, for example, has been one of my favorite players for the better part of a decade.

    But then as a nasty (albeit utterly talentless) former centre-back, I myself have a certain affinity for those who play the position.

    • jtm371

      January 21, 2013 at 9:35 pm

      i agree DeGea is overrated was just saying we know how well SAF takes criticism almost as well as Stalin just ask Leon.

  12. jtm371

    January 21, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    G Neville better watch out he will be on the outs at OT for criticizing SAF problems picking goaltenders.i know he did not say SAF but it relates back to him because he has final say on who would replace Van der Sar.the back four plays well and De Gea lets down or De Gea play well and SAF plays J Evans/back four plays bad.

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