Manchester United’s choice to let goalkeeper David De Gea go away in the summertime has been criticised by talkSPORT host Mark Goldbridge.
Why did David De Gea go away Man United?
De Gea left Man United as a free agent in the summertime after 12 years with the membership, having did not agree a brand new contract, and he nonetheless stays with no membership, regardless of being strongly linked with a transfer to the Saudi Professional League.
The Spaniard selected to depart the Crimson Devils after realising his position would have been drastically restricted if he had dedicated to a brand new contract, having made too many errors final season, which in the end meant Erik ten Hag introduced in a brand new goalkeeper.
United accomplished the signing of Andre Onana for a price of £47.2m close to the top of July, becoming a member of from Inter Milan on a five-year deal, with Sky Sports activities reporter Kaveh Solhekol praising the Cameroonian’s capacity on the ball upon his arrival, saying:
“He is a little bit of a distinction from David De Gea. Everybody talks about the way you want a goalkeeper who’s comfy on the ball and might play out from the again in fashionable soccer, and Onana can definitely do this – he was distinctive for Inter, serving to them get to the Champions League remaining.”
Nonetheless, regardless of the very fact he’s a fan of Onana, Goldbridge has now criticised the choice to let De Gea go away in the summertime, telling talkSPORT: “I actually do like Onana but it surely’s a mistake. It’s a mistake. I don’t like saying I advised you so however so many individuals have been clipping De Gea up final season, saying he’s an issue within the group. This, that, and the opposite.
“He’s not an issue within the group. Man United have conceded ten targets in 5 video games. They’re averaging two targets per recreation, moving into. He’s not an issue within the group. Final season he had 17 clear sheets. We solely conceded 9 targets at residence final season. We’ve conceded, what, 5 already at residence. That’s over half in two video games.
“Folks have to get up. We didn’t want to interchange David De Gea. The defence labored. Sure, De Gea can’t play out from the again however did we have to change the Golden Glove winner who was hardly conceding targets and the defence was strong?”
Ought to Man United have let David De Gea go away?
The previous United goalkeeper was praised for a few of his performances final season, with West Ham United reporter Roshane Thomas describing him as “unreal” again in October, however he was inclined to a couple errors.
Final season, the 32-year-old made two errors resulting in targets within the Premier League, and the very fact he struggles taking part in out from the again has lengthy been criticised by the media, so it was most likely the proper choice to let him go away.
Ten Hag will now be hoping Onana is ready to kick on after a considerably troublesome begin to life at Man United, conceding ten targets in his opening 5 Premier League video games, solely seven fewer than De Gea shipped throughout the entire of the 2022-23 marketing campaign.