Gary Neville reacts on Twitter to De Gea - Ramos swap deal: 'Please no!'

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The Manchester United legend was not happy with reports of a mega-money swap deal with Real Madrid being in the offing.

Former Manchester United and England defender and current Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville reacted with disbelief and concern on Twitter with the rumour surrounding the future of Old Trafford goalkeeper David De Gea and Real Madrid centre back Sergio Ramos.

Taking to the social network site, Neville expressed shock at hearing a possible deal involving the United stopper and £40 million in exchange for Ramos, claiming something has to be wrong with that proposal.

De Gea has long been reported to be on the radar of Real Madrid, with the Independent continuing to link the Spanish international with a move back to his home city, though no formal bid has been disclosed to the media as being made from either United or Real.

United on the other hand, are eager to recruit a proven world-class defender to come in at the heart of their back four, and Ramos is said to have told the La Liga side that he would like to leave the Bernabeu, according to the Guardian, and there are few more decorated defenders than the former Sevilla man. 

Why might Neville be so outraged at the prospect of such a deal? 

Though there is little doubt that both players are among the best in the world in their position, De Gea is at the very beginning of his goalkeeping career at 24, while Ramos will turn 30 over the course of the new season.

With the amount of time it has taken United to replace their outstanding goalkeepers in the past, giving the Spaniard to Real as well as such a massive transfer fee sounds difficult to digest at the best of times, let alone for a defender of the age of Ramos.

The Los Blancos man has also been accused of having a rash streak, with 19 red cards for Real in 10 years, meaning he is in no way the perfect player.

Nevertheless, Ramos has some honours list, having won a World Cup, 2 European Championships, 3 La Ligas, 1 Champions League and countless other trophies during his career.

But regardless of those achievements, Neville for one will clearly never accept United sacrificing their outstanding goalkeeper with such a significant transfer fee in exchange for the defender.

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