Owen issues De Gea backing
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Manchester United's Michael Owen believes goalkeeper David De Gea will be a great shotstopper for the club despite recent mistakes.
The finger was pointed at De Gea following United's 2-1 FA Cup defeat at the hands of arch rivals Liverpool on Saturday with the Spaniard failing to stop goals from Daniel Agger and Dirk Kuyt.
Having made a big money move in the region of £18m from Atletico Madrid, the 21-year-old has struggled to settle into life with the Premier League champions.
However, Owen believes De Gea is a great keeper and has a bright future at Old Trafford.
He wrote on his Twitter page: "One comment on yesterday's game. Don't agree with all this negativity towards De Gea.
"Admittedly he has made a couple of mistakes this season but listening to some people you would think he had a nightmare yesterday.
"I'm not having either goal was his fault. The problem is, once you get labelled, mud sticks and now any tiny mistake is magnified. Other keepers make similar mistakes and nothing gets said."
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