David de Gea could be axed for Manchester United run-in
The Spaniard was once again in the limelight for the wrong reasons following his gaffe in the FA Cup semifinals against Chelsea.
The 29-year-old let in what should have been a regulation save from a Mason Mount effort. The goal gave the Blues a two-goal cushion as they tightened the screws in the Wembley match-up.
The performance also saw De Gea’s long-term future at the club get questioned.
The rise of Dean Henderson at Sheffield United too has lent credence to the voices against De Gea. Henderson is set to return to the club at the end of the season when his deal at Bramall Lane expires.
Dropping De Gea will see Argentine shot-stopper Sergio Romero take the gloves against both West Ham United and Leicester City. United have their top-four hopes in their own hands. A victory against both teams will guarantee a return to Europe’s top table.
Incidentally, Romero started for United in all the previous rounds of the FA Cup. It is fair to say Solskjaer’s decision to swap him for De Gea failed spectacularly.
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Henderson is not without his faults. However, he has shown he has what it takes to compete at the highest level. Whether De Gea just let his future at the club slip through his fingers remains to be seen.