Being Man Utd goalkeeper is most difficult job in football.. but I know who should replace David De Gea, says Neville | The Sun
1st March 2023

GARY NEVILLE believes that David Raya would be the ideal replacement for Man United goalkeeper David de Gea.

The Brentford goalkeeper has rejected two contract offers and is believed to be interested in move away from the club this summer.

Neville thinks that Raya has the attributes to be able to make the step up to the Red Devils in order to step in to De Gea's spot.

De Gea is set to be handed a new contract at Old Trafford as a reward for his brilliant performances this season.

But Neville reckons that the club should still be looking for a replacement.

He told The Overlap: "I think Raya would interest United in the summer.


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"I went to watch Brentford a couple of weeks ago… I think he’s going to become available, he’s only got a year left.

"I think he could step up."

Neville, however, did insist that being the goalkeeper at Old Trafford is the "most difficult position in English football" and that Raya would need to be ready for the scrutiny that he would come under.

He added: "It is a problem that. I’ve said it’s the single most difficult position in English football being the Manchester United goalkeeper. I genuinely believe that.

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"I think Liverpool’s number one is the second.

"And that’s not to be disrespectful to all other clubs, I think the Manchester United goalkeeper comes under more scrutiny if they make a mistake than any other position in English football on the pitch.

"It’s tough! And I’ve seen lads in that goal [struggle]. That’s the problem they’ve got.

"It’s whether [a new goalkeeper] can handle that stadium."

De Gea became the club's all time record clean sheet holder after he kept Newcastle at bay in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.

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