Gordon Banks, who has been one of the greatest keepers of England, has great doubts in the potential of David de Gea and Anders Lindegaard by saying that Sir Alex will wish that he had rather signed Joe Hart.
Sir Alex had revealed last season that he could have signed Joe Hart before he took on the England job but did not and Manchester City signed him.
Sir Alex Ferguson is constantly rotating goalkeepers in every match and neither of the two keepers have qualified for United’s permanent goalkeeper position as yet.
It is often said that a team with a stable defence line is the number one contender to win any championship but that is not the case with Sir Alex’s side and the ex-England goalkeeper believes this is the weakness of the Red Devils.
“I am not sure about the two keepers at United, not at all. Sir Alex Ferguson could have got a better keeper than either of them,” said the 1966 World Cup winner.
“I am sure he wishes he had signed Joe, who is the best English goalkeeper by a mile and could become the best in the world.
“He is now making terrific saves for Manchester City, while these lads at United look as if they can let in important goals.
“If you have a reliable goalkeeper, it makes the job of the back four so much easier. In my time, a manager always built his team on being strong at the back.
“But when I see these lads playing for United, they don’t seem 100 per cent confident either with crosses or through-balls.
“De Gea is a great shot-stopper, but when he comes for crosses and through-balls sometimes he is just miles off it. The striker gets there before him and these are mistakes that can easily result in goals. And, of course, any team are going to target a weakness like that.”
Time will certainly prove if Gordon Banks is right or wrong