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'Man Utd Can't Rely On De Gea'

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has received heavy criticism from another club legend after conceding a goal many believed should have been a routine save against Tottenham Hotspur.

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After Roy Keane slammed the Spain international over the weekend, another Red Devils legend in Gary Neville has explained why he feels the 29-year-old's levels have dropped, earmarking the 2018 FIFA World Cup as the beginning of his decline.

"He was the one player United could rely upon for the last four years, but he's not the same," he said on the Gary Neville Podcast.

"He hasn't been the same for some time. When form drops for six months it's a blip, but when it goes on for a year you start to worry. When it goes over two years it becomes more permanent.

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"That is now a fair representation of what De Gea is as he's making lots of mistakes. Ones he would never make – he was always somebody you could completely rely upon. It can only be a confidence thing. The arms, legs, and body are the same – it's got to be the mind.

"The reception he's got in Spain has affected him. He's even been booed by Spanish fans when he's wearing the Spanish shirt.

"In the World Cup in 2018 he really struggled, and from that, he's doubted himself. Mentally, he's not quite the same."

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With Dean Henderson showing impressive form while out on loan at Sheffield United, the 23-year-old could return to his parent club next season and challenge De Gea for the No. 1 spot.

Do you think De Gea will still be United's first-choice goalkeeper next season? Have your say in the comments section below.

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