Paul Ince tears into David de Gea over Manchester United interview
Oct. 07, 2019
David de Gea looked demoralised as he gave a TV interview after Manchester United's loss to Newcastle.
Paul Ince criticised Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea over the interview the Spanish goalkeeper gave to Sky Sports after Sunday's loss to Newcastle.
De Gea looked desolate as he described the manner in which United conceded the game's decisive goal as "unacceptable" after Matty Longstaff rounded off a counter-attack by the hosts just moments after a United corner.
"I watched David de Gea’s post-match interview and I was at a loss," Ince told Paddy Power. "He’s meant to be one of the leaders, if that was Peter Schmeichel standing there, there’s no chance you’d have seen that interview.
"Rather than him addressing and recognising where the team were going wrong, it just felt like ‘I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know.’
"This is one of the top players, the leaders at Man United, who has just signed a five-year contract. And he looks like he doesn’t have a clue what’s going on.
"If you’re a United fan listening to your goalkeeper, one of the main leaders in the team, and that’s the interview you hear, you’d be right to be disgraced.
"I’d be looking thinking, 'Jesus, he doesn’t have a clue what’s going on' – I bet he’s regretting signing that contract."
Ince also questioned the board's decision to appoint Solskjaer permanently in March.
"I always felt that Mauricio Pochettino should’ve been the man to take over after Mourinho," Ince said. "He’s a top-class manager, and people are calling him a risky choice, but Ole was the risky choice.
"Pochettino would still have issues, though. He’d need a couple of transfer windows, he’d need to clear out players, but it’s up to the board to decide whether they trust Ole to get the club where they need to be. I can’t answer that question, but if Pochettino showed interest, they’d have a lot to think about."
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