Another game and another David De Gea error has cost us a couple of points.
Not that we are pointing fingers at the Spaniard, De Gea has saved us a million of times in the past few years, but it’s clear that the Goalkeeper is short of confidence and form and it was evident again last night against Chelsea.
David De Gea fluffed a shot from Antonio Rudiger and Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso jumped on the free ball to score an equalizer.
Obviously, the question regarding De Gea was put forward to Solskjaer and here’s what he said:
“When you’re a goalkeeper or a striker you’re always in the spotlight and any time you miss a chance or score you get good or bad headlines.
“It’s the same with David, he’s been in the spotlight for right reasons for so long and now he’s going through a period where he feels he could have done better.
“There are many different ways of getting back to your best performances and, of course, I’ll sit down and speak to David, as I’ve done when he’s played well. But he’s not the reason we’re sixth.
“You cannot say there’s any complacency. David is not the type to be complacent, he’s a competitor, he wants to be the best.
“Whenever I didn’t score a goal my confidence dropped if I missed some chances, and David knows he could have done better with the goal, there’s no reason hiding that.
“But there’s no chance any of us will point fingers because he’s saved us so many times.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed David De Gea yet again despite his bad form. Would you want the Spaniard to start again next weekend? Or would you like to give him a rest and maybe go with Romero?