Man Utd legend Paul Scholes has backed David de Gea and claims that Spanish goalkeeper will “be back”.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side saw their impressive 19-match unbeaten run come to a disastrous end, after a heavy defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
The Spaniard could have kept out Olivier Giroud’s opener and was then guilty of a real howler as he left Mason Mount’s long-range strike somehow beat him.
United captain Harry Maguire’s own goal summed up a difficult day for the Red Devils. They can now concentrate on their fight for a top-four finish.
De Gea has come under fire since the match. But Scholes thinks Man Utd still have plenty to thank him for.
“Yep, he’s having a bad time,” Scholes said on Instagram.”But without him Utd wouldn’t have finished in the top 10 the last 6 yrs…he’ll be back!”
Scholes’ comments are in stark contrast to those of former United midfielder Paul Ince. He lambasted the stopper for his “schoolboy errors” and called on him to “stand up and be counted”.
BOSNICH EXPLAINS DE GEA TECHNICAL FAULTS
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has spoken about David De Gea’s technical faults, after the Spanish goalkeeper made two costly errors in Sunday’s 3-1 defeat against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final.
Bosnich criticised De Gea’s balance and says Ole Gunner Solskjaer has a big decision to make.
“From a technical point of view he seems to be pushing all his balances forward with his feet, he’s going forward with his feet,” said Bosnich. Read more…