Man United keeper David De Gea has come under heavy criticism from pundits as well as the fans during the past couple of weeks but according to Gary Neville, the Spaniard international is not going anywhere.
After his mistakes in games against Spurs and Chelsea, many people had urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to bench De Gea and use Sergio Romero instead. But the fact that the Norwegian boss chose to stick with his regular No 1 is a massive hint that David De Gea might remain at the club beyond the summer.
Gary Neville said to Sky Sports: “De Gea has been good enough.
“I was nervous about him in his first year or two at Manchester United but then he did prove to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world for four or five years. In the last 18 months, he’s been riddled with mistakes and only Solskjaer can make that decision over the goalkeeper.
“What I would say about that decision is that Solskjaer has to be decisive and ruthless with that decision, he’s got to think about himself and the club. If he thinks De Gea is going to return to the level he was at before, stick with him.
“Before the West Ham game, I was 50-50 whether Solskjaer would drop him. When I found out he was playing, I said before the game in my interview that the only time you would be able to prove whether that was the right decision or not would be on Sunday at 6 pm.
“We’re here and it looks like he’s made the right decision because leaving De Gea out on Wednesday now would have been a massive signal to everybody that Solskjaer was getting him out of the club.
“He’s still got that decision in his hands, but he’s at least got through that until the end of the season. De Gea hasn’t put a foot wrong in the two matches.”
Dean Henderson looks all set to return to Sheffield United on yet another loan deal and with so little time left for the 2020-21 season to start, we doubt if Solskjaer will make any hasty decision regarding his goalkeeping situation.
Sergio Romero will start in goal for the remaining Europa League matches and it will not come as a total surprise if David De Gea is already sent out on an early holiday in order for him to relax and regain his thoughts.