Are you one of the best archers in the world? Of course, but that does not exempt you from making mistakes. The problem is that lately, from a year ago, its performance has dropped considerably.
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In the past, he was the best in the Premier League due to scandal, his level was the only redeemable feature of a team that could not find its way and even became the obsession of Florentino Pérez and his Real Madrid.
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Today he is, along with Jesse Lingard if you like, the man who receives the most criticism from fans, coaches and even legends of the ‘Red Devils’. Although there are also those who defend it, some by commitment more than anything else, here we remember the words that the Spanish has received from side to side.

critics

Here what is there is fabric to cut. It is no secret to anyone that the former Atlético de Madrid’s performance dropped considerably, so much so that his professionalism began to be questioned and his partner was even blamed for what was happening.
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The fans, much more passionate than anything else, have long started with criticism, due in part to gross mistakes that ultimately conditioned games. The most recent, in the semi against Chelsea by FA Cup, something that meant the elimination. And so, the patience of the fans was running out and the wave of insults grew through networks.
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In more soccer matters, José Mourinho himself, who had the goalkeeper between 2016 and 2019, assured at the time that De Gea is « good », he said with some irony, but that « he was lucky to get a great contract ». He even dared to say « Manchester United did not need to pay him as much money as he does to keep him. »
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As for colleagues, the words have not been « softer ». Glories like Paul Ince, Roy Keane and Gary Neville have made their position clear. The first branded the man from Madrid as « making basic mistakes of school children », the second said that the club should remove him to « compete for titles » and the third closed with « his problem is mental. »

Even Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the club’s current manager, said after the Cup elimination: « I should have stopped that shot one hundred percent of the time. »

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Here the situation is more complicated to find, since there are few who dare to lend a hand to De Gea. Ferguson, when the goalkeeper just arrived in 2010, assured that even Schmeichel himself received strong words but ended up being one of the best in the history of Manchester.
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Precisely, Schmeichel himself dispatched himself in a certain defense towards his position colleagues: “There are no goalkeepers as analysts on television or in the newspapers, so I think the criticism he receives is too unfair. They are based on technical aspects that, with all due respect, they do not know. Crushing someone the way they crush him, I think it’s unfair. « 

Another benchmark, the Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov a few days ago attacked the poor memory that fans and analysts have: “People forget the number of times that De Gea has saved United. But this is human nature, we tend to forget good things quickly and jump to the minimum in any small mistake to point out the culprit.
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Finally, more out of obligation than to really feel it, Solskjaer assured at a press conference that the Spaniard “makes great stops for us. Win matches for us. I still believe that he is the best goalkeeper in the world ”.
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Here are the words and arguments of side and side, but what does the main actor say about this problem. The 29-year-old footballer responded with facts: he did not concede a goal in United’s last match in the 2019-20 Premier League (vs Leicester) and he established himself as the goalkeeper with the fewest defeated hurdles in the club’s history.