‘I would have lynched him at half time… there’s no excuse for that’: Fuming Roy Keane rages at David De Gea’s howler against Everton, before slamming Jordan Pickford too after his mistake
- Roy Keane slammed David de Gea for his mistake that led to Everton’s opener
- The Manchester United stopper’s delayed clearance had been charged down
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin profited from the howler with just three minutes played
- And a furious Keane claimed he would have ‘lynched’ de Gea during the break
Roy Keane lashed out at Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea after his mistake for Everton’s opening goal – and claimed that he would have ‘lynched’ him for failing to clear his lines.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side gifted the hosts the lead within the opening three minutes of the clash at Goodison Park, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin charging down De Gea’s delayed pass.
And former United midfielder Keane was left infuriated by yet another costly mistake from the stopper.
Roy Keane lashed out at Manchester United star David de Gea after the goalkeeper’s mistake
Ex-United midfielder said he would have ‘lynched’ the stopper for not launching his clearance
The goalkeeper collected a pass from Harry Maguire in the early stages of the fixture on Merseyside, and appeared set to launch a long ball forward and spark a United attack.
But after hesitating inside the penalty area, De Gea’s eventual clearance ricocheted against Calvert-Lewin and nestled into the back of the net – meaning the United goalkeeper has now made the joint-most mistakes leading to goals in the top flight.
Speaking during Sky Sports’ coverage, Keane said: ‘As a manager, or a player, you’d kill him. I swear, it’s crazy. You talk about people being too clever.
‘It just takes too long, what is he waiting for? If you’re going to make a decision, at least make it quickly. These are huge moments for United in terms of trying to get top four.
‘You’ve got your experienced goalkeeper, what is he waiting for? There’s almost a bit of arrogance to it, “look at me, give me time”.
The goalkeeper collected a pass after just three minutes but hesitated before kicking the ball
Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin charged down the clearance to pounce on the indecision
‘They almost think they’re outfield players. I would have lynched him at half time, I’d have no time for that carry on. I know keepers can make mistakes, but there’s no excuse for that.’
Keane also opted to hit out at De Gea’s opposite number, Jordan Pickford, for his role in United’s equaliser.
The visitors hauled themselves level through January addition Bruno Fernandes, but the midfielder’s attempt from the edge of the box appeared to deceive Pickford after flashing under the England international.
The 25-year-old has also been lambasted this season for a string of high-profile errors, and Keane believes that Pickford is not at the required standard.
He added: ‘It’s just Everton trying to be smart. I know he’s not a good goalkeeper. We said it before the game, he’s not up to it. I don’t care, he’s not a good goalkeeper.’
Keane also criticised Jordan Pickford after the stopper was beaten too easily for the leveller
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