David De Gea committed yet another mistake last night as Manchester United dropped points against Chelsea. Arsene Wenger has now explained why he is struggling.
David De Gea has been one of the most consistent performers for Manchester United in the post-Fergie era.
However, the Spanish goalkeeper has been struggling with form over the last few months, and committed another game-changing mistake last night which could cost United a spot in the next year’s Champions League.
Manchester United, who was on top of their game against Chelsea, conceded the goal against the run of play in the dying minutes of the first half, as De Gea failed to catch a shot from outside the box.
Former Arsenal manager and pundit Arsene Wenger has now explained the reason behind the dip in form of the United goalkeeper.
Arsene Wenger on De Gea:
The Arsenal legend has stated that De Gea has lost his confidence, adding that the player isn’t as mentally sharp at the moment as he was before.
“To me it looks like he has lost confidence,” Wenger began. “De Gea was never quite a good cross taker but on his line he was unbeatable.”
“I remember last year when we played against them we had 33 shots on goal, he made 15 saves, and recently he’s not completely, mentally as sharp as he was before.”
Wenger further explained that De Gea’s confidence goes down with every game.
“It looks to me like when he concedes a goal he thinks ‘I should have done better there’ and in every game he goes down in confidence,” Wenger said.
De Gea was also poor in front of the goal against Manchester City in the mid-week fixture last week, and committed two major errors against Barcelona which cost United their Champions League campaign in the season.
How Twitter reacted..
“[David’s] level is not questionable — he is a world-class player. He is determined to keep going and he knows he has all of our support.” #MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 29, 2019
The Best player we have had for at least the last 4 seasons, if you take away all the points he has cost us over the last few months from all the points he has earned us over the years we still owe him, still the Best in the world @D_DeGea 🧤❤️ pic.twitter.com/jJg1F9lq2q
— Marky Carter (@marky_carter) April 28, 2019
🗣️ “I don’t have any worries about him, because he’s a strong character.”
— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) April 28, 2019
Manchester United and David De Gea will return to action this weekend as the side takes on the bottom-placed Huddersfield.