Connect with us

Article

“Not good enough” – Scholes slams under-fire Man United star and warns the club

Published

on

Solskjaer was full of praise for Martial and De Gea

Paul Scholes brands David de Gea ‘a real problem’ for Manchester United

According to BT Sport (h/t The Express), Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes David de Gea is increasingly becoming a problem the club cannot afford to ignore.

The 30-year-old has been the club’s first-choice keeper for the better part of a decade. There were certain doubts regarding his standing last summer given his errors and the return of Dean Henderson.

However, De Gea has managed to keep the aspiring Henderson out of the starting line-up. Despite being the fifth-highest clean-sheet holder in the league this season, questions regarding his future do not appear to have dissipated.

“Yeah [the clean sheet record is] not good enough.”

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes believes David de Gea is increasingly becoming a problem the club cannot afford to ignore.
Paul Scholes has reservations regarding Manchester United ace David de Gea (GETTY Images)

Speaking at half-time during yesterday’s match against Newcastle United, Scholes was critical of the goalkeeper and pointed out the incidents where he should have done better.

“David again, so sloppy, it’s becoming a real problem, having the confidence in your goalkeeper.”

Scholes went as far as to suggest that the United defence appears to lack faith in their goalkeeper. A major point of contention for Scholes is De Gea’s inability to claim crosses that come in off short corners.

“And short corners, United had one out for two or three corners, this is the one where David again, can you catch that?”

Dean Henderson is behind David de Gea in the pecking order. (GETTY Images)
Dean Henderson is behind David de Gea in the pecking order. (GETTY Images)

An English bias?

While Scholes also blamed skipper Harry Maguire for Newcastle goal yesterday, his criticism of De Gea appears to be more pronounced.

Scholes was an excellent player who has been among our best players in the Premier League. But his criticism of De Gea appears to be over the top.

The Spaniard has admittedly cut down on his errors this season and has been taking a lot of flak that appears to be directed to him. Whether it is the English bias or not is unknown, but Harry Maguire is more of a weakness in the backline than De Gea.

Maguire has been a bigger liability to the team’s rearguard (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Calling the Spaniard the biggest weakness in our squad is a gross misappropriation of facts and the reality of our situation.

More Manchester United News

Henderson could very well be the future of United and could take the reins from De Gea in the future. However, he has made the same number of errors leading to a goal this season as the Spaniard, and needs to develop further.

Calling out De Gea has become somewhat of a fad these days. The Spaniard certainly deserves more credit than he is currently getting.

In Other News

Waune Rooney has praised Manchester United legend Paul Scholes Waune Rooney has praised Manchester United legend Paul Scholes
Article1 hour ago

Club legend identifies three Man United stars who need to step up against top teams

Paul Scholes demands more from the Manchester United center-back duo and Bruno Fernandes Speaking to Premier League Productions (h/t The...

Article2 hours ago

Man United clarify controversial comments by first-team star regarding the referee

Manchester United clarify the comments made by Luke Shaw regarding referee Stuart Attwell According to The Metro, Manchester United have...

Article5 hours ago

“Influencing the referees” -Chelsea hit back at furious Solskjaer following Stamford Bridge stalemate

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Chelsea at each other’s necks following PL stalemate According to The Express, Manchester...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer impressed with his team's mentality Ole Gunnar Solskjaer impressed with his team's mentality
BLOGS5 hours ago

“Take accountability” – Several fans livid as goal-shy Man United draw a blank yet again

Manchester United fans react as the club once again draws a blank against the big six Manchester United manager Ole...

Article5 hours ago

“We demand answers” – Several fans angry as Man United receive shocking VAR decision vs Chelsea

Manchester United fans livid as the club is denied a rightful penalty in the draw against Chelsea The matchup between...

Lingard's contract with United expires in 2022 Lingard's contract with United expires in 2022
Article16 hours ago

Man United slap £20m price tag on impressive star shining on loan

Manchester United seeking £20m for Jesse Lingard According to Eurosport, Manchester United have named their asking price for West Ham...

BLOGS16 hours ago

Report: PL star in talks over a new contract amidst Man United interest

Manchester United target Harvey Barnes in talks over extending Leicester City stay According to the Mirror, Manchester United target, Harvey...

Dean Henderson will have to be patient Dean Henderson will have to be patient
Article17 hours ago

Fourth tier English side gain financially every time this Man United star takes the field

Manchester United pay Carlisle United £10,000 for every Dean Henderson appearance There are a number of fans keen to see...

Article17 hours ago

Man United legend gives his verdict on Ole’s management of the club

David Beckham believes Manchester United are in good hands under Solskjaer According to the Express, Manchester United legend, David Beckham...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a press conference as Manchester United manager. (GETTY Images) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a press conference as Manchester United manager. (GETTY Images)
Article23 hours ago

Solskjaer opens up on Man United’s transfer plans for the summer window

Quality over quantity is the mantra for Solskjaer at Manchester United According to Manchester Evening News, Manchester United boss, Ole...

Advertisement