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Gary Neville says Manchester United players will demand more of David De Gea after Tottenham error

Image: De Gea: team-mates will be 'furious' says Neville

Gary Neville says David De Gea's team-mates will be "unforgiving" over the mistake that cost Manchester United victory at Tottenham.

De Gea had returned to the side after missing the FA Cup replay against West Ham, but Neville feels Sir Alex Ferguson will stand by the Spanish goalkeeper. And he insists the former Atletico Madrid player can emerge as one of the top goalkeepers in world football if he learns from his mistakes and builds his confidence this season. "I think he sticks with him, he added. "Sir Alex Ferguson has had the Gerard Pique experience, who was a young player who went back to Spain [and was a success at Barcelona]. "I've no doubts that David De Gea can be a top goalkeeper, one of the best in the world. He's physically going to mature in the next 18 months and he needs a championship. "If he wasn't to win the championship this year and things like this continue to happen it would be painful for him. That's where there would be problems. "He played well yesterday, but playing well for 92-and-a-half minutes and then doing that in the 93rd is a problem at a club like that."

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