Ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville has blasted his former club for their “poor management” of the situation regarding Real Madrid target David de Gea.
The goalkeeper has been linked with Los Blancos all summer, but the Red Devils are refusing to budge on their €45m asking price, despite the Spaniard being able to leave for nothing next year.
“This has been badly managed by Manchester United, make no mistake about that, to allow a player of his quality not to extend a couple of years ago,” Neville told Sky Sports, as per the Independent.
“He had those couple of dodgy seasons at the start when he was a young, inexperienced goalkeeper adapting to a new country, but under David Moyes he showed real promise.
“The question has to be asked why wasn’t [his contract] extended in that period? To allow his contract to get to this situation is poor management. And now United are paying for it.”