Former Liverpool player, Danny Murphy, has claimed that something’s not right with David de Gea at Manchester United after the Spaniard’s recent blunder in the 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace.
David de Gea has seen his form drop dramatically in the past few months for the club and the country with Chelsea star, Kepa Arrizabalaga, already replacing him as the No.1 for Spain.
For Manchester United, however, de Gea has been a brilliant performer for the past few seasons, but, the last few months have seen him make some poor and uncharacteristic mistakes that are unassociated with the 28-year-old.
Now, as per Danny Murphy, there is something not right with the Spaniard at United as de Gea continues to delay the contract signing at the Old Trafford:
“The worrying thing for United, a couple of worrying things, De Gea again,” Murphy told talkSPORT.
“He should have saved the winner, comfortably, another mistake. It’s happening too often.
“We know how good he can be but there’s something not right and that is a problem for United.”
Murphy went on to criticize the United midfield by claiming that the club has failed to replace Michael Carrick in the middle of the park which is the reason for much of the United’s woes:
“And then of course in the middle of the park I’m still not sure that it’s the right balance,” he added.
“I think they need another, I keep saying it, Michael Carrick but where do you find a Michael Carrick?
“But that type, someone who can sit in there, Pogba likes to go forward and do his bit, someone who can sit in there.
“McTominay’s a good player but he’s not someone that can dictate the tempo as Carrick did.
“They’ve never replaced him as far as I’m concerned.”
But hey, not all is doom and gloom according to the former Liverpool player who had a few nice and encouraging words for the young Daniel James and Marcus Rashford:
“On a plus for United, Daniel James was excellent,” he said.
“He showed real potential, great goal, grabbed the game, tried to get United back in it, young lad taking responsibility.
“[Marcus] Rashford was good, missed a pen, but those two, for young players, both took responsibility.
Manchester United next take on the Saints at the Saint Mary’s Stadium before we head off to the International break in September.