‘It would be a crime’ – Benni McCarthy fires warning to Man Utd against losing best player

Manchester United first-team coach Benni McCarthy believes it would be ‘a crime’ if David de Gea left the club this summer.

The Spanish goalkeeper will be out of contract at Old Trafford at the end of the month, although reports have claimed that he has reached an agreement over a new contract.

De Gea won the Premier League’s Golden Glove award for 2022/23 after keeping 17 clean sheets in the Premier League this campaign.

But, United’s shot-stopper has faced huge criticism due to several high-profile mistakes and it’s believed that Erik ten Hag is keen for the club to sign a new goalkeeper with better distribution.

McCarthy, meanwhile, says Man United should strive to extend De Gea’s 12-year stint at the club.

‘He kept 17 clean sheets in the league. Yes, of course, you’re going to concede but to win the Golden Glove for yet another season is remarkable,’ McCarthy told 947 Joburg.

‘You see how difficult the league is so I understand that, yes, everyone has a bad game here and there, but it doesn’t stop him from being one of the best goalkeepers I’ve seen and I’ve worked with. He is unbelievable.

‘When you spend every single day with a certain player, I get to see first hand more than what most people get to do. You only see him on a Saturday or on a matchday, and if you see a player make a mistake, [fans] yelling at him, the critics hit the roof.

‘But I get to spend every single day with him and he is an unbelievable guy, a great lad, very intelligent and one of the best goalkeepers I have seen.

‘It would be a crime if Man United lose a goalkeeper like David de Gea.’

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