Gary Neville has told Sky Sports that Manchester United are to blame for the current situation of goalkeeper David de Gea.
United manager Louis van Gaal was recently quoted as saying by The Guardian that De Gea does not want to play for the team any more amid speculation that he could be off to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
“This has been badly managed by Manchester United, make no mistake about that, to allow a player of his quality not to extend a couple of years ago,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“He had those couple of dodgy seasons at the start when he was a young, inexperienced goalkeeper adapting to a new country, but under David Moyes he showed real promise.
“The question has to be asked why wasn't [his contract] extended in that period? To allow his contract to get to this situation is poor management. And now United are paying for it.”
Missing David de Gea much?
De Gea is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and has been arguably the best player for United for the past two seasons.
The Spain international would be a huge miss for the Red Devils, if he does leave Old Trafford before the summer transfer window shuts next month.
However, Van Gaal’s side seem to be doing just fine without the former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper at the moment.
United have won both of their Premier League games so far this season without the 24-year-old in the team.
The Red Devils defeated Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at Old Trafford last weekend and got the better of Villa by the same margin at Villa Park on Friday.