I remember the incident too. Happened around the 80th minute. Pisses me right off how these things happen with him time and time again. Yet when you listen to the majority of fans, he's been great this season because his shot stopping ability hasn't been as terrible as it has been for the last few years (though still miles away from his peak). He will be a casualty of us hiring a progressive manager, unless he can somehow show us something he has never shown before.I’m probably being harsh but Jesus he actually infuriates me with his reluctance to come off the line. There was one point in the second half when Watford floated in a non threatening ball into the 6 yard box and he just stood on his line like a fecking moron. AWB then had to rush an awkward clearance for a corner.
Goalkeeper should be way closer to the edge of the box than the goal line when his team is maintaining possession. You don't have to be great on the ball, just not a non entity.I'm in disbelief at how deep he sits when we have possession of the ball.
There was once in the first half where he barely got to a Lindelof back pass before the opposition striker did, and while the easy thing to do is blame Lindelof for not putting enough on the pass in reality it would have been fine if De Gea was positioned correctly instead of pretty much on his goal-line. And then in the second half we were playing the ball around the halfway line and had to pass it back to the keeper, and De Gea had to rush out all the way from his 6 yard box to get it. Why the hell does he sit so deep when we have the ball? Even being very conservative he should be on the edge of the penalty box in those situations, if not a bit higher.
Basically every other top team (and plenty of lower ones these days) go out of their way to make sure they have keepers who can effectively play as an extra man in possession. Meanwhile De Gea is almost going out of his way to avoid taking on responsibility in those situations.
In fairness I think he was trying his best not to point the finger at any specific person, specifically saying that the manager will get criticism but sometimes it's the players who are at fault and have to do better.
Nah, the season before last was a horror season. Last season was a mediocre one. This is a trying-his-best-and-in-fairness-showed-good-mental-strength-to-reclaim-the-#1-spot-under-heavy-criticism-but-really-we-still-need-a-better-goalkeeper season. Though I may need to come up with a catchier description.He improved on his horror season last year, but is nowhere near at his best. He worked on penalties at least.
I'm sure it's happened, but can't think of any off the top of my head. What does stick out is when he pussies out of contact even when he is fairly strong favourite. Hell, he basically knocked us out of the CL last season by doing that against Leipzig.Can anyone remember an incident where De Gea has ever taken a sore one diving at someone’s feet?
The commentators I was listening to said that AWB was also inside the penalty box when the penalty was taken. I'm not actually sure what would have happened if it was just the Watford player who had gone too early, but I hope it would have been our freekick.De Gea makes 2 double saves for the penalties. How come the penalty is allowed to be retaken. First Goal should just be disallowed due to VAR and then match continue on goal kick.
That ball actually came from a United midfielder and he picked it up in his hands.Beating a dead horse here, but god he really needs to come off his line. There was one point in the first half the ball was slowly rolling into the box and Lindelof or Maguire was pretty much screaming at his to walk the 5 yards out to pick it up. It slows our game so much having him sat stuck on the goal line