Ex Manchester City goalkeeper John Burridge has blasted Manchester United No1 David De Gea.
Burridge, now aged 69, and still working as a keeper coach for Bowsher, a second division club in Oman, has taken aim at today’s Premier League keepers.
“The art of goalkeeping is dying,” says Burridge to the Mirror.
“It absolutely makes my blood boil when I look at players getting capped for England who wouldn’t have been good enough to play in the Football League 30 years ago.
“The main criteria for a goalkeeper these days is to be 6ft 4ins – and it doesn’t matter one bit if you’re a coward.
“I saw David De Gea turn his back on the ball the other week. Manchester United’s goalkeeper, scared of getting hurt. I couldn’t believe it.