Exactly said it in the Shaw thread same with him and Telles, it’s like a kick the ass. The good thing is he responded. I don’t expect the performances he pulled for years when he was the best in the world but he dropped off so bad. He has been great this seasoneven in the early games, you could see he’s improved from last season. looks like he’s really taken on board the challenge from Henderson.
its brilliant. We now have a great deal of competition throughout the squad - and based on the last few games, we can see they are driving each other on.Exactly said it in the Shaw thread same with him and Telles, it’s like a kick the ass. The good thing is he responded. I don’t expect the performances he pulled for years when he was the best in the world but he dropped off so bad. He has been great this season
Me neither. The disrespect show to him on here was unbelivable at times. 5 times PL team of the year, 4 times Matt Busby player of the year and 3 times player of the year as voted by his own team mates. People give up so quickly and that was even before they thought of Henderson as an option. Just a straight swap for Romero. The man has not turned 30 year and is a goalkeeper. People forgot the bargain we got in a 35 year old VDS. If we behaved the same way other clubs would then someone else would get a similar bargain in De Gea.Never doubted he would find his form again.
im a big fan of his, and always said he deserves far more respect, and to be the undisputed no 1 this season. However, I have had my doubts. as he’s had too many clangers - but he deserves our patience to see if he can get back into form, which we have given him.Never doubted he would find his form again.
I've been wondering to what extent he has actually become more vocal or whether we're just noticing it more without crowds?I saw that he has become more vocal and animated now. That is a good thing.
Agreed. I am old school though I think a keepers best assets should be their shot stopping, but I can't lie, I do imagine how good he would be if he had Big Pete's defensive command.I would agree but only for shot stopping. His kicking, command of area, sweeping, penalty saving are typically subpar at the best of times
De Gea is too static before penalties. Most of the goalkeepers who save them well do something before the shot: jump, wave hands, move left and right across the line, That sort of thing. De Gea is just static before the shot.I'm pretty certain he dives a split second too early and it's mostly the wrong way which tells me it's allowing the taker to put the ball the other side. His stats must be amongst the worst against his peers and I can't really remember any penalty saves
It was two years. Started in the 2018 World Cup, continued throughout the 18/19 season for us (incredibly bad for the last month or two of the season but he'd been fairly average for the entire season) and then poor again last season in 19/20. He did have a few good games here and there throughout the two years (particularly that Spurs match) but overall he was well below the level he'd been before that.Is it really that long? I thought he started underperforming massively a short while after the Spurs game in 2019 where he singlehandedly won us the game in the 2nd half.