‘Manchester United CAN’T drop David de Gea’, insists Ray Parlour on talkSPORT

‘Manchester United CAN’T drop David de Gea’, insists Ray Parlour on talkSPORT

Ray Parlour insists David de Gea is one of the world’s best goalkeepers and remains undroppable for Manchester United, despite his recent mistakes.

The Spanish glovesman was guilty of another howler that cost United a possible three points against Chelsea on Sunday.

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De Gea fumbled Antonio Rudiger’s speculative 35-yard effort and allowed to Marcos Alonso to fire home Chelsea’s equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

So often United’s saviour and Mr Reliable, the club’s Player of the Year for four seasons out of five has now made three mistakes that had led directly to goals in his last four games.


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His recent mistakes, against Lionel Messi in the Champions League and Leroy Sane in the Manchester derby, have led to calls from some quarters for De Gea to be dropped from the starting line-up, with Argentine Sergio Romero waiting for his chance on the United bench.

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But Parlour insists the Spaniard is still a world class keeper and he’s urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to stick with his number one.

“David de Gea has been magnificent over the last few seasons,” said the Arsenal legend on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.

“There has been many, many occasions where he has saved Manchester United.

“Go back to the Spurs game at Wembley – what a performance. He kept United in that game and obviously they won in the end, and it was because of De Gea.