Manchester United legend Roy Keane is not shy about making his opinion heard and he has nailed his colours to the mast when it comes to the future of goalkeeper David De Gea.
The Spaniard has made a number of mistakes this season and Keane believes the current number one has to be replaced if they are to start challenging at the top of the table:
“I think if United want to get back challenging for league titles then they need a better goalkeeper. They need a change, they’ve done it before. I don’t know what the big song and dance is sometimes about a goalkeeper.”
“Man United have been doing it for years, a striker’s dropped or left or sold, midfielders, defenders, but for some reason with the goalkeeper they think you have to stick with a goalkeeper a bit longer than others because of something he did two or three years ago.”
“The game doesn’t work like that, we’ve seen Liverpool get onto another level when they improve the goalkeeper, we see Chelsea unhappy with their goalkeeper – what’s the big deal?”
Keane went on to say that, unlike manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he simply doesn’t trust De Gea to recover his best form.
There has been speculation in recent days linking United with a move for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak as a potential replacement for the Spaniard but that is all paper talk at the moment.
In terms of transfer targets, Solskjaer is expected to be focused on signing a right-winger, an attacking midfielder, as well as potentially another centre-back and left-back. A new keeper is quite a way down the list of priorities.