Marcus Rashford is in disbelief as Erik ten Hag looked onward stoically and didn’t move. The face of David de Gear had been buried in the turf and he wished for the pitch of London Stadium to swallow him. Ten Hag’s mistake had been inexplicable and cost Man United their game against West Ham. The footballers couldn’t respond and their goalkeeper looked devoid of ability or confidence, just as against Sevilla where he had been at fault, too.
The players took a step back from comforting De Gea following his blunder that saw a shot so tame it had been more as a pass trickle over his hands. It has to be a routine save and Said Benrahma didn’t expect the effort for finding the net, nor did the fans of West Ham. Even though the Sevilla debacle appears like a probable end for De Goa, his goal against West Ham definitely should be. His kick had been wayward and he had been lucky enough to win a free-kick as Michail Antonio scored and focused his decline yet again.
The contract with De Gea is going to come to an end and he might be signing an extension. However, the new deal might be a big mistake. So, the team should cut him loose or acknowledge going goalkeeper in the future stuck in the past.
De Gea’s kicking is poor and he was ostracized from the national team of Spain long ago. He doesn’t have authority and can’t play it from the back. Thus, he invites the opposition for pressing and he is significantly fallen behind his fellow footballers in the key departments. In this season, he has made big errors in leading a goal and this is the joint-most in the Premier League with Hugo Lloris.