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Meulensteen highlights weak points to Man Utd keeper De Gea's game

Former Manchester United No2 Rene Meulensteen says David de Gea needs to take on more responsibility.

Meulensteen feels De Gea's management of his defence is lacking.

He told the Telegraph: "David de Gea's been probably the most important player for United this season to keep them where they are. He's matured. He knows the Premier League now. But really good goalkeepers have an element of they stop things from happening before they happen. They are part of that (defensive) unit, not a separate guy behind that unit, and they coach that unit continuously. That's an element where David still falls short, maybe because he's still young, the language maybe. He's a shot-stopper.

"(Thibaut) Courtois is a fantastic keeper, young as well but look at his experiences and he's a goalkeeper who can organise the defence. (Edwin) Van der Sar did that. With De Gea you see these last-minute saves, he's great at that, he has enormous reaction speed."


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