Nemanaja Matic says David de Gea is unaffected by critics: “He doesn’t read newspapers”


The Spaniard made a costly mistake during last weekend’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea in a key clash for the Champions League race, after previously being criticised for being culpable for Everton and Barcelona strikes. However, his Old Trafford team-mate underlined that the 28-year-old remains one of the best in the world in his role.   “Players make mistakes in every game and when a goalkeeper makes a mistake everyone sees that,” Matic told Sky Sports News. “When you are one of the best goalkeepers in the world people talk so much about his mistakes. “When a goalkeeper at a ‘smaller’ club makes a mistake, its spoken about for one or two days, but one of De Gea’s mistakes is being spoken about for seven days. “I’m very confident that this mistake won’t affect his career. He doesn’t read newspapers. He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and will be for years to come. I am very happy to have him in the team. “He is a great guy, a great goalkeeper, and is probably the best player at United over the last four or five years. He is very focused on his job and is a good character. It’s good to have people like him in the dressing room.” Read more… COLUMN Andy Mitten: Something is clearly wrong with David de Gea – but dragging contract negotiations are on him QUIZ! Can you identify these 40 European clubs by their unusual nicknames? Topics Manchester United, David De Gea, Nemanja Matic, Premier League De Gea passes Ronaldo’s Manchester United awards record Matic: Chelsea can’t expect to win against United Matic in Chelsea dig: Manchester United are definitely bigger Matic insists Man Utd can still do ‘big things’ Real Madrid win race for in-demand Bundesliga striker – report Here’s why Manchester United and Liverpool could both miss out on Joao Felix this summer Ruben Loftus-Cheek determined to overcome back injury and find best form Manchester United have told Real Madrid how much it will cost them to sign Paul Pogba Guardiola impressed by impact Rodgers has had at Leicester The £60 million sixth-choice forward: what’s happened to Riyad Mahrez at Manchester City? Real Madrid set date to confirm Eden Hazard signing – report Pontus Jansson: “I had an offer to leave Leeds last summer – but I didn’t want people to remember me for negative things” Quiz! Can you name the Chelsea squad that won the Europa League in 2013? Friday’s big transfer rumours: £35 million rated teenage star ready to choose Tottenham over PSG and Juventus

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