Man Utd coach McCarthy slams De Gea critics – Tribal Football

Man Utd coach McCarthy slams De Gea critics – Tribal Football

Manchester United first-team coach Benni McCarthy has leapt to the defense of goalkeeper David De Gea.

The Spaniard, who was poor in the FA Cup final loss to Manchester City, is negotiating a new deal with the club.

While De Gea is expected to renew, many United fans believe the club should secure a new number one shot stopper for next season.

McCarthy, speaking on 947 Joburg, said: “He kept 17 clean sheets in the league.

“Yes, of course, you’re going to concede, but to win the Golden Glove for yet another season is remarkable.

“You see how difficult the league is so I understand that everyone has a bad game here and there, but it doesn’t stop him from being one of the best goalkeepers I’ve seen and I’ve worked with. He is unbelievable.

“I work with him every single day and I get to see first hand more than what most people get to do. You only see him on a Saturday or on a matchday, and if you see him make a mistake the critics hit the roof.

“But I get to spend every single day with him and he is an unbelievable guy, a great lad, very intelligent and one of the best goalkeepers I have seen. It would be a crime if Man United lose a goalkeeper like David de Gea.”

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