Former England international Alan Shearer has urged Manchester United to part ways with goalkeeper David de Gea, insisting that the Spainaid has lost his magic.
As a direct aftermath of Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat of the Old Trafford landlords in the FA Cup semifinal tie on Sunday, Shearer opined that de Gea on a good day would have made mincemeat of the shots that resulted into goals in the Chelsea party.
“If the goalkeeper makes one mistake, or possibly two, you think you should stick with him,” former Newcastle United striker Shearer told the BBC.
“But it keeps happening. I think you only bring Dean Henderson back to Manchester United as the No. 1, or you keep him where he is to keep gaining experience. I think that time has come.”
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer described De Gea as mentally strong after the game, but former club defender Phil Neville said the keeper was low on confidence.
“He’s unrecognisable from the goalkeeper that won (club) player of the year four years out of five years. He’s making mistakes. A confident, assured, on-form De Gea saves all three (goals),” Neville said.
prior to the match soccer fans had made all manner of prediction concluding that it was going to be full of fireworks with the eventually winner perhaps walking away with a lone goal.
Those who gave it to Manchester United went even into a debate as to how many goals Nigeria international Odion Ighalo who has become a must score for Man U recently would deliver.
Interestingly the Shanghai Shenhua loanee neither scored nor started the match, coming in as replacement for Rashford in the 79th minute.
An Elated Chelsea coach said the performance is tip of the iceberg as the club is bent on fortifying every department to bridge the gap ahead new season.
“With what we do in the summer, there will be more to come,” Lampard said. “We want to win the final. We want to close the gap.” “We are working towards something. It doesn’t come easy.
We have seen that with other teams in recent years. It is step by step. We have shown lots of good stuff this year.