Man United legend Schmeichel jumps to defence of under fire De Gea

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has defended under-fire goalkeeper David De Gea.

The Spanish international has come under fierce criticism in recent weeks after a series of mistakes, with his latest blunder allowing Chelsea‘s Marcus Alonso to equalise in Sunday’s 1-1 draw.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Schmeichel, who won 10 major honours in an eight-year spell at Old Trafford, has jumped to the defence of the 28-year-old, saying that his critics are ‘out of order’.

“Let me say exactly what I feel about that,” Schmeichel told the Mirror.

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“I think everyone who is jumping on that bandwagon, saying ‘drop De Gea’ and all of that, are so far out of order.

“The guy has been playing in the same team that hasn’t been performing well for a long time and he’s been absolutely outstanding.

“And as soon as he makes, you know, the smallest mistake, then everyone jumps on him, and I think it’s unfair.

“For me, I just want to say this and end it.

“As far as I’m concerned, I think you should have a little bit of consideration towards him, because I think it’s out of order.

“That’s as much as I’m going to say about that.”

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