Roy Keane isn't impressed by David de Gea claiming Man Utd should move him on
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Roy Keane was left in his usual state of disgust after Manchester United players dared to celebrate with David de Gea for winning the Premier League's Golden Glove award.
United booked their place in next season's Champions League earlier in the week when they defeated Chelsea in the penultimate league game of the campaign.
Bruno Fernandes celebrated the achievement by taking a bit of a dig at rivals Liverpool, who they beat to the final spot in Europe's top club competition.
Finishing in the top four would have been their minimum expectation at the start of Erik ten Hag's debut season but it was nevertheless an achievement.
Sunday at Old Trafford could then be a bit of a celebration for the crowd, as Ten Hag's side ended the league campaign under the sun in Manchester against Fulham.
The hosts went 1-0 down to a Kenny Tete goal in the 19th minute before rallying through goals from Jadon Sancho and Fernandes to win and finish in third place in the league.
However things could have been very different if it hadn't been for David de Gea's penalty save from Aleksandar Mitrovic at 1-0 to the visitors.
It was a rare spot kick save for the Spaniard who had a good day as he collected the award for keeping the most clean sheets in England's top tier.
After the game his teammates celebrated with him and congratulated him but former United captain Keane wasn't too impressed, using his patented 'that's his job' line.
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"Manchester United had to improve defensively from last year because they were so bad," the Irishman said on Sky Sports, underplaying any achievement by the keeper.
"They’re all patting De Gea on the back there… I’d move him on quickly. He wouldn’t be for me, he’s not going to get Manchester United back winning trophies, absolutely not.
"The idea that the players are patting him on the back is ridiculous, that’s his job."
On the idea that he could stay as backup, the pundit added, "No, you wouldn’t keep him as a number two. He wouldn’t want that, he wouldn’t stay for that.
"He’s done okay, he’s won a few Player of the Year awards – but what big deal is that? It’s about what the team is achieving.
"I think he’s made far too many mistakes over the years. He was trying to leave the club for a few years ago and go to Real Madrid."
It's certainly been an up and down season for the former Atletico Madrid number one, whose contract is due to expire in the summer.
He's made some telling saves but has also been at fault for some rather big goals, including during the team's elimination from the Europa League.
Some fans believe that the club already have his replacement at the club either in the form of Dean Henderson or Matej Kovar, the latter who was on loan at Sparta Prague this season.