Manchester United have been told to sign a new goalkeeper.

Updated: Feb 25


Gary Neville doubts whether David De Gea can continue to be the main man in goal at Old Trafford [Getty]

Neville insists on the need to have a top-quality goalkeeper in order to push for the title.


Former England right-back Gary Neville insists that Manchester United need a new goalkeeper to win the Premier League title again.


The Red Devils great doesn’t think shot-stopper David De Gea is capable of being the main man between the sticks at Old Trafford anymore because the Spaniard’s mistakes are becoming more rampant.


United threatened to challenge for the title this season but have lost points in recent weeks due to mistakes from several players including De Gea.


While Neville admits that there are key areas in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team that need to be addressed before they can push for the title, the Sky Sports pundit doesn’t think Dean Henderson has what it takes to replace De Gea in goal, adding that United need go into the transfer market to get a new keeper.


"Your goalkeeper, to win a league, has got to be exceptional," Neville told Webby and O’Neill.


"I said three or four years ago at the time, Jurgen Klopp took me on publicly, but you’re not going to win a league with [former Liverpool goalkeepers Loris] Karius and [Simon] Mignolet.


"That’s not to say they’re not good goalkeepers or decent goalkeepers, but which team do you know that wins a league…there might be the odd one, but they usually have great goalkeepers or goalkeepers that have had a great season.


"Ederson is a great goalkeeper, Petr Cech, Schmeichel, Van der Sar, even Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester, David Seaman, Alisson, you’ve got to have a great goalkeeper.


"We’ve got to start asking questions about David De Gea because the mistakes are coming more regularly now and they cost points.


"The game-winning saves, the one-on-one saves are coming less, in my opinion. I think that has to be a question that Ole has to answer.


"Then there’s the question of Henderson, are we saying that Henderson is going to be the number one for Manchester United?


"Honestly, if you want to win the league…If Pep Guardiola or Klopp came into Man Utd, they’d bring a new goalkeeper in."




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