Due to Manchester United’s goalkeeper David De Gea’s regular recent failures, Red Devils fans, the press, and also former Man United players have been smashing the Spaniard. This time Reds Devils’ former player, Gary Neville, said in his podcast program that the Spaniard keeper has lost his self-confidence and that he hasn’t been in good form since the 2018 World Cup.
In fact, the Spaniard had a catastrophic World Cup performance, as he failed multiple times in a weak performance from the Spain National Team.
Neville stated the following:
“He was the only one who could be trusted in the last four years, but he is not the same anymore. When your form drops for six months, it is a problem, but if it keeps going for a year, it is worrying. Once it remains for about two years, it is permanent. De Gea is making many mistakes. At the 2018 World Cup, he went bad and hurt himself. His mind is not the same ”.
Neville’s criticism came after the Manchester United game against Tottenham. In the match, De Gea failed and conceded the goal to the opponent. The former player still concluded:
“Mistakes like this can happen in the first game back, but they are happening too much in recent years”.
“De Gea must go back to basics”.
His most recent mistake in North London caused the ire of former United captain Roy Keane, who called the goalkeeper as “overrated”. The goalkeeper, however, apparently has United’s coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s support, as he said the goal wasn’t De Gea’s mistake.
I respect you, Ole, but we can’t deny that. I watched the Man United game, and I remember saying that De Gea has been making these kinds of mistakes too often since the Russia World Cup.
But times are so weird that I didn’t even realize that the World Cup was two years ago. I’m pretty sure Neville doesn’t want to “finish” De Gea’s Man United career, but it comes as a wake-up alert, as I’m pretty sure Man United fans don’t want to see a Loris Karius performance from a Man United keeper in the future.