PATRICE EVRA has jumped to the defence of David De Gea with a jibe aimed at Roy Keane after the goalkeeper’s superb performance at Selhurst Park.
De Gea put on a spectacular display against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night during Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with the London club, making multiple game changing saves.
ReutersIt took a terrific Michael Olise free kick to beat David De Gea during the 1-1 draw[/caption]
Roy Keane has become infamous for his strong and controversial opinions on Manchester United and other clubs
The Spanish keeper has come under fire from Roy Keane over recent seasons after he has made mistakes in previous games.
Keane ranted about his displeasure with De Gea after he conceded against Spurs in 2020.
He said: “I’m shocked by that goal. I’ve watched a lot of football and to give away that goal I’m fuming.
“I’m staggered at Maguire and I’m sick to death of this goalkeeper.
“I would be fighting him at half-time, I would be swinging punches at that guy. I am flabbergasted.
“Maguire and De Gea, I wouldn’t even let them on the bus after the match. Get a taxi back to Manchester.”
He went on to say: “That’s not even going in the top corner. This is middle of the goal.
“That is not a great save, that’s his job, middle of the goal, good height for him. He should be catching that. That’s not even that high its middle of the goal.”
The former Man United midfielder has since picked up a reputation for criticising De Gea.
After the 32-year-old keeper’s masterclass on Wednesday night Patrice Evra has hit back at Keane on social media in defence of United’s number one.
He wrote: “Sweet dreams Roy Keane… gracias hermano David De Gea. No 3 points tonight guys but I’m really proud of you Manchester United.”
The Red Devil’s ended their nine match winning streak after Michael Olise slammed a stunning long range free kick into the top corner in added time.
Insult was added to injury for Erik ten Hag and his team too as star man Casemiro was suspended for their trip to league leaders Arsenal on Sunday for collating too many bookings.