“I’m not trying to criticize him, but De Gea really needs to step it up. I’m perplexed by his recent performance.”
West Ham striker Michail Antonio recently made some intriguing comments on the Footballer’s Football Podcast about Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea’s latest performances. “I don’t want to slate him, but De Gea has to do better,” he quipped. It seems that De Gea made a colossal goalkeeping howler during Sunday’s game against West Ham, resulting in the Hammers’ triumphant 1-0 win. Antonio, when asked about his recent performances, opined that De Gea, despite being a talented keeper, tends to have these unpredictable moments which might spell disaster for his team. “I feel so bad for the guy because he was up there with one of the best keepers in the world. But even though he is up there, he still has these crazy moments,” Antonio lamented. The Spanish footballer is now receiving criticism from Manchester United fans, but Erik ten Hag still puts faith in the 32-year-old’s abilities and fervently hopes for him to stay: “We want him to stay. We would not be here in this position without him,” Ten Hag proclaimed.