Roy Keane has hit David de Gea again after the Manchester United goalkeeper hit back at pundits for their “disrespectful” criticism of him in recent months.
The Spaniard’s form over the past year has plummeted in performances which saw many calling him the best stopper on the planet, with unusual mistakes leading to criticism from some corners.
And former United captain Keane is one such expert to have criticized De Gea in the past, with his criticism of the Red Devils keeper in the 1-1 draw with Spurs last season making headlines. newspapers.
Roy Keane hasn’t backed down in his war of words with Man United goalkeeper David de Gea
The former United captain has been scathing with his comments in recent months
But the Irishman hasn’t backed down in his war of words with the Spain goalkeeper, stressing that De Gea’s mega-money contract should be met with criticism when he makes mistakes.
De Gea was sacked at half-time in United’s game against Southampton on Sunday due to an injury with the Red Devils 2-0 at the time.
“I have to say, I’m still not his biggest fan. It’s not doing enough for me, ”Keane told Sky Sports.
“He has a huge contract and he made some big mistakes that cost United a lot of points.
“Obviously he played behind a very bad backstroke at times. This is his job. He has a very big contract. This is what you are supposed to do.
De Gea said some expert comments on his performance were “disrespectful”
“When people say he’s a good goalscorer, that’s his job. He spoke about his time at the club, well he needs to be more consistent.
“When he makes a mistake, he will be criticized.
“I just think some of the mistakes are unacceptable. I don’t think I’m too tough. The matches that I have covered on TV and watched, he made too many mistakes.
De Gea had pointed out the unfair criticisms he felt were dismissed by experts and former professionals, calling the comments “disrespectful”.
But Keane said De Gea’s lucrative contract means his criticism is justified
It’s just the way they (pundits, former gamers) say it, the headlines. It’s disrespectful, ”he told Sky Sports. “It’s something the players don’t like. We have had ups and downs for a long time.
“For me, one of the most important things is the mind. Be strong, be smart, be prepared. Playing all the games for this club is difficult, it’s a lot of pressure. You have to be very focused and very strong in spirit.
“I feel strong, confident in myself. There is still a lot of David to come. Hopefully trophies will come. We are all ready to fight for this. “