'De Gea's time with United to end shortly'

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A former Manchester City star claims David de Gea's time at Manchester United will end shortly after the arrival of Ralf Rangnick.

Rangnick was officially unveiled the interim manager on Friday and he is set to take charge of his frst game against Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.

Former Man City star Trevor Sinclair criticised De Gea for his part in Arsenal's opening goal on Thursday and feels he was quite soft.

"They got it right," Sinclair told talkSPORT of the decision to allow Smith Rowe’s goal to stand.

"We’ve all been smashed in the ankle, it’s not going to get any worse.

"You can get back to your feet, wait for the ball to go out of play, then get the assistance you need medically.

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"I can’t believe how lacking in bravery De Gea is. I’m really disappointed, his teammates will be disappointed, the coaching staff and all the fans will be disappointed.

"Sometimes when you go on the pitch, you’ve got to take a bit of pain – and that wasn’t good enough.

"And he’s cost his team a goal because the shot from Smith Rowe wasn’t great."

He added, "With Ralf [Rangnick] coming in, wanting to play a high line, I think he’s going to have to be sweeper keeper.

"So De Gea’s time at Man United is probably going to end quite shortly."

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