‘Carry-on football’ – Keane slams ‘drunk’ De Gea after ‘horrendous mistake’ against Everton

Jason Soutar
David de Gea fails to save a shot

Roy Keane has slammed Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea for his mistake against Everton in Friday’s FA Cup clash at Old Trafford.

Keane is not De Gea’s biggest fan and had another chance to criticise him after he had a shocker on Friday evening.

Neal Maupay managed to squeeze the ball through the Spaniard’s legs with a very weak effort, with Conor Coady given the chance to tap the ball in.

De Gea had what can only be described as a brain fart as he couldn’t decide whether or not to control or save the shot.

Keane went in on the experienced goalkeeper in comical fashion.

The former United captain said it was a “horrendous mistake” from a player who looked like “he’s had a few drinks”. Superb.

“Shocking mistake… it’s shocking from an international goalkeeper,” he told ITV at half-time.

“De Gea is like carry-on football, it’s like he’s had a few drinks.

“It’s almost as if a keeper has been sent off and an outfield player has gone in goal and he doesn’t know what to do. Horrendous mistake.”

ITV colleague Ian Wright added: “You’re talking about a goalkeeper who was once one of the best with their feet.”

United took the lead very early on thanks to a goal from summer signing Antony.

Coady then equalised after the hilarious error from De Gea.

United have not won a trophy since 2017 and the FA Cup represents a great chance to end their drought.

Former Everton striker Kevin Campbell thinks Erik ten Hag is on the way to claiming some silverware.

“It will be vital for Erik ten Hag and this squad to win silverware,” he told BBC Sport. “It means a hell of a lot and the taste of success is incredible and it does propel you forward.

“The longer you go without a trophy, the harder it gets because everyone else improves and upgrades.

“The way Manchester United are going this season they will definitely be looking at silverware.”