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Ole was right to stick with De Gea, says Neville

Wed 02 December 2020 | 19:57

Gary Neville says that he doubt Henderson will be Manchester United's goalkeeper for the next 10 years.

Gary Neville

thinks that Ole is stuck with

De Gea

. The Spanish goalkeeper did not have a great season, the past 2 years but this year he is showing more confidence.

However, some fans believe that he had a bad performance against Southampton and he cost the team 2 goals. De Gea was substituted at half time and was replaced by Henderson. Garry Neville doubts that Henderson will be United’s number one for the next 10 years.

'I think De Gea is the No 1 as Henderson has a lot to do in mind. I don't get carried away by a young and talented goalkeeper at

Manchester United

,'

the club legend told Viaplay Fotball.

'I've seen it before over the last 25 years where there have been young and talented goalkeepers who have threatened to come in but to stand in those goals at the club, in particular when fans come back into the stadium, then they are big, big boots to fill. Only Edwin van der Sar and Peter Schmeichel have filled those boots in my time, while David de Gea has now.

'I think he's [De Gea] probably been better this season. I was nervous about him towards the end of last season and I think even Ole would've been looking at him and thinking "you're not far away from being left out".

'But I think now he's stuck with him, which I think is the right thing to do. If you're going to take someone like him out then you have to make sure that you're absolutely certain because once you take him out of the team you really are moving his confidence away and he may as well leave the club.

'For me, I think it's exciting that Henderson is coming through but I reserve my judgement on whether he can become somebody who can go in Manchester United's goal in the next 10 years.' 

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