David de Gea, according to Man United supporters, is getting old with the team’s players.
David de Gea’s errors cost Manchester United points in the battle for the top four of the Premier League, and it seems some of his teammates are getting tired of it as well.
In his most recent mistake, De Gea was unable to stop West Ham forward Said Benrahma’s feeble long-range attempt.Despite hitting his hand, the ball was still able to go into the goal.
The Hammers would go on to win 1-0, effectively ensuring their survival in the Premier League and pushing United further into a Champions League qualification battle with Liverpool, who are only one point behind them.
Benrahma’s goal in the 27th minute stunned United fans, players, and Erik ten Hag. De Gea appeared to realize his error as he lay face down on the ground.
Turning to look at Ten Hag with his hands on top of his head in shock at what had occurred, Marcus Rashford was unable to conceal his disappointment at the goalkeeper’s most recent error.
Ten Hag looks back as he tries to put De Gea’s error together and plans a way for his struggling team, which was unable to score an equalizer, to get back into the game.
Observers who saw Rashford’s response think it demonstrates growing dissatisfaction with De Gea in the Man United locker room.
One supporter commented online, “That was also my reaction. I found it hard to believe. The ball was moving so slowly that it almost seems like De Gea intentionally spilled it.
‘It’s demoralizing to players when keepers mess up what seems to be a routine save,’ said another.
After the game, Ten Hag supported his under-fire goalkeeper and said he wanted to keep De Gea at Old Trafford.
In front of the goal for United, the Spaniard made his 540th appearance on Sunday, breaking Alex Stepney’s 45-year record.
Ten Hag fought back against suggestions that he should look for a new number one in his post-match remarks.
Ten Hag declared, “We want him to stay and we want him to extend his contract.”
He leads the Premier League in clean sheets. Without him, we wouldn’t be in this situation.
‘I think there are no issues. This occurs. That’s what this team will do, he continued. “As a team, you have to deal with it, show character, be resilient, and bounce back.”