There are plenty of factors enabling de Gea's decline:It probably was but read the rest of my post! That clip you showed is probably a good example of what I'm trying to say. It was a fairly high temp training session and he's up for it, so he's performing well.
During the regular season, I fear he's just not getting anything from training, from his team mates or the manager. It's like he just needs a massive slap on his back before the game to wake him up.
His calmness when our goal was geting peppered was quality but now it's like a liability. He's too meek and subdued. There's no fire or quiet intensity. It's going through the emotions.
Why is he not getting drills to come off his line, or getting yelled at by our club captain etc? All these factors are enabling his current form.
- Awarding him a ridiculous contract despite his poor performance at the end of laat season.
- Not dropping him at least for a few games given those repeated howlers, which every manager would have done.
- Fanboys making up excuses for his terrible performance, and bringing up those irrelevant great saves years ago all the time.