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Neville not convinced by Manchester United target Pickford

Manchester United legend Gary Neville remains unconvinced regarding England’s Jordan Pickford, with speculation linking the Everton goalkeeper with a move to his former club.

With David De Gea in the final year of his contract at Old Trafford – although the club do have an option to extend for 12 months – United have been linked for a move for Pickford as a potential replacement.

Neville, however, admits the England number one can make him feel “nervous”. Speaking on Sky Sports before England’s game with Croatia, Neville said: “I thought he was a risk before the World Cup.

“It was one of the points I was most nervous about.

“I actually think international football suits him a lot in the sense of the way the team play.

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De Gea has been linked with a move to the likes of Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain and Neville suggested Pickford would not be his choice as the Spaniard’s replacement.

“He’s not my idea of what a goalkeeper would be. I always thought a keeper should be dominant.’’ He added.

“There are so many keepers now of his ilk and his stature and his ability in terms of agility that you have to change with the times.

“I was always of the Peter Schmeichel [style of goalkeeper], the big presence. He [Pickford] doesn’t look huge in goal but is agile and does make great saves.”

Pickford has been with Everton since signing from Sunderland for £25m in 2017.

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