Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hits back at Roy Keane over David De Gea criticism

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|Published 20/06/2020

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hits back at Roy Keane over David De Gea criticism. The former Manchester United captain called him the most overrated goalkeeper.

Roy Keane is not a very patient man. He is also known to be brutally honest with his opinions. Both of these traits were on display after the end of the first half between Tottenham and Manchester United last night at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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United conceded a goal in the 27th minute in the sloppiest of ways after Harry Maguire allowed Steven Bergwijn to run past him and David De Gea failed to stop a shot straight at him. At half time, Keane was seething with what had just happened.

“De Gea is the most overrated goalkeeper I’ve seen in a long time,” Keane said. “I am sick to death of this goalkeeper. I would be flying in at half time, I would be swinging punches at that guy. This is a standard save for a standard, international goalkeeper. I am flabbergasted.”

“You’ve got to flex your muscles,” Keane added. “Maguire and De Gea, I wouldn’t even let them on the bus after the game. Get a taxi back to Manchester.”

“These are established international players. We’re trying to get in the top four. Shocking. I am disgusted with it. They should hang their heads in shame.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hits back at Roy Keane over David De Gea criticism

Manchester United manager and Roy Keane’s former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was more forgiving of his keeper.

“David did really well,” Solskjaer said. Roy was a fantastic midfielder and he’s a good friend of mine.

“But I’m not sure he’d have stopped it either. David was a bit disappointed but the ball was moving through the air. We reacted well.”

The draw keeps United at 5th place with a game more than Chelsea, who are directly above them, and Sheffield United, who are directly below them in the table. Tottenham on the other hand, are at 10th place with 42 points.

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Archie Blade

Archie Blade

Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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