It seems obvious now is the time to get him his game time to gain some experience rather than start with next season. Hopefully he can settle by then because De Gea is surely done.The fact that Henderson will make mistakes when he starts his matches (especially in the PL) actually makes me happy.
He is the type of goalkeeper that will get better with age and experience.
Its actually something I want to see from him, be a goalkeeper that makes mistakes and learn from them - because if we do; what we get is a well rounded goalkeeper that doesnt make mistakes.
That's what makes a great goalkeeper.
yes he can, and it’s not a bad thing.Solskjaer can't put him on the bench against Newcastle.
It's not prime De Gea good but it's very very good. Ask a Sheffield United fan. It's probably the one area of a goalkeepers game you can in YouTube.I need more time to see how his shot-stopping ability is though.
I see where you're coming from and it's not a bad point, but I think the patience for de Gea has worn thin, he's been playing poorly for too long for my taste. I don't think the solution to the problem is continuing to play an out of form keeper who's already costing us points.yes he can, and it’s not a bad thing.
furthermore, I’m not against it. We have a long way until the end of the season, that manager has to manger both keepers.
dropping DDG, and bringing in Henderson ‘for a run of games’ is risky, if the latter makes a couple of errors, then we have two keepers on the back foot.
At the moment we have two keepers both pushing each other.
We need to have patience.
We’re creating not just one but three problems for ourselves by not giving Henderson an extended run sooner rather than later.
1) We are dropping points due to DDG
2) It takes any GK time to bed in and get settled, so if we don’t give Henderson a run now, whilst the team is still a work in progress generally, we’re just increasing the pressure on him to perform when he’s thrown in and it might really matter.
3) It’s obvious to every man and his dog that De Gea is finished. So what we now need to do is workout who plays in goal next season. If Henderson is poor between now and the end of this season, we know we desperately need a GK, even if its a stop-gap. If we wait until next season to try Henderson properly, we might have another season with a sub-standard GK.
Basically, I can’t think of any logical reason now not to play Henderson until the end of the season.
About sums it up I reckon. I'm sure Ole will revert to DDG for a while to come yet, but the tide certainly seems to be changing.Henderson in net for a while with Bailly and Maguire at the back will surely sure up our leaky defence
What shot-stopping ability is left in De Gea? The guy has the second worst shot-stopping % of all regular PL keepers, he is finished.It's a tradeoff when it comes to who we stick in net. I think i'd sacrifice De Gea's reflexes/shot stopping ability for Henderson's ability to command his defence/area and generally not flap every time a ball comes near the six yard box. At least for the next few months, anyway. Henderson looks hungry, De Gea looks past it. Hopefully Ole is brave enough to give him a shot for a run of games to see whether he can sustain it.
Schmeichel said at one of the World Cups think it was 2010 that the balls are lighter now and swerve more and he would have punched these balls more as its harder to catch.I like Henderson for sure, he has mistakes in him but he is very decisive which is good to see.
What happened to the days of having 6ft 6 goalkeepers that would truly dominate anything in the air? Maybe it’s because we have an obsession these days with goalkeepers being great with their feet?
What I would give for us to have a tall, commanding goalkeeper, it would make all the difference in my opinion.
Yeah, I have no doubt that is true, I don't have an issue with goalkeepers punching the ball at all, I mainly want them to be decisive, strong, and commanding in the air. Vocal leadership is important too, of course, it just settles down the entire defence in my opinion when you have a keeper of this nature.Schmeichel said at one of the World Cups think it was 2010 that the balls are lighter now and swerve more and he would have punched these balls more as its harder to catch.
That isnt really a tradeoff now. This version of De Gea isnt that much better reflex wise than the younger Dean, who has some good reflexes as well.It's a tradeoff when it comes to who we stick in net. I think i'd sacrifice De Gea's reflexes/shot stopping ability for Henderson's ability to command his defence/area and generally not flap every time a ball comes near the six yard box. At least for the next few months, anyway. Henderson looks hungry, De Gea looks past it. Hopefully Ole is brave enough to give him a shot for a run of games to see whether he can sustain it.
Ole's pride. I think it is very difficult for him to admit he is wrong about a player. His favourites will always prevail regardless of form or ability.Give this guy a run of games, come the feck on, what can we lose here?