Former Manchester City Stopper Backs David De Gea After Derby Howler

Former Manchester City keeper Joe Hart has come out in the defence of David De Gea after the Manchester United shot stopper had another clumsy display in the 2-0 defeat to Manchester United.

De Gea’s performance in the United goal hasn’t matched his previous season’s performance as the Spaniard hasn’t been at his best form this season. Following his howler, in the Barcelona game in the Champions League, he was once again caught out badly in the Manchester derby.

Bernardo Silva drew the first blood as he beat the Spanish international with a low shot which got past De Gea at his near post. Leroy Sane then unleashed a powerful shot which the keeper failed to deal with and subsequently it ended up in the net.

Hart said, “He should make that save because it’s his style

“He’s top quality at that. He’s just mistimed it. He’s gone to go with the sole of his boot and it’s hit him higher up the leg. His style is to be low down. At the moment it’s not going for him. Nine times out of ten he makes that save.

“He’s a top goalkeeper. I’ve never seen a keeper like him. I love watching him, he’s so brave, you can’t knock him.

“He could pass the ball, make a mistake and concede a goal but he would still be the same goalkeeper, making the same decisions.

“He’s a human being who cares about his football and playing for Manchester United. I’m sure he just wants to get back to the level and be their best player – saving them at every opportunity.”



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