By Paul Robinson

28th Sep, 2021 | 9:30am

Pundit says 'ask Gary Neville' as Man United dressing room showdown tipped to follow

Man United stars David de Gea and Harry Maguire will have had words after Saturday’s defeat to Aston Villa.

That is the view of former Tottenham and England number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Maguire’s wayward back-pass to his goalkeeper in the 1-0 loss at Old Trafford.

A mix-up between Maguire and De Gea nearly gifted Villa striker Ollie Watkins a goal in Saturday’s Premier League clash.

De Gea was visibly angered by the misplaced back-pass from United’s captain in what was a game to forget for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Robinson drew parallels to the back-pass he received from Gary Neville when playing against Croatia for England in 2006.

“De Gea would not be happy about a back-pass like that but there’s not a lot you can do,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs. “He didn’t do it on purpose.

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“If you want to talk about bad back-passes, just ask Gary Neville! That wasn’t the best.

“Defenders and goalkeepers generally have great relationships but it is hard to hide your frustration as a goalkeeper when you receive a dodgy back-pass like Maguire’s at the weekend.

“You normally discuss it at half-time or full-time with your teammate. I think that will have been the case with De Gea and Maguire because it was a ball with a blue light on the top of it.”

In other news, an ex-Premier League referee has slammed Solskjaer ‘irresponsible’ after a Man United reveal and has predicted major change.