Is it time for De Gea to leave Old Trafford?

Following his costly mistake against Tottenham on Friday, many have questioned David De Gea’s future at Manchester United.

The Spaniard was criticised for allowing Steven Bergwijn shot to ricochet into the roof of the net last week in their 1-1 draw. 

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came out and responded to the critics by naming his number one as the best goalkeeper in the world…

When the fact remains, De Gea isn’t the best goalkeeper in the Premier League and what’s more, he may not even be the best goalkeeper at Old Trafford.

Englishman Dean Henderson has been a star as Sheffield United have risen from relegation candidates to European potentials.

Henderson has been on loan at Sheffield United since 2018

This season the Blades number one has been far better than De Gea, only conceding one goal from his own mistakes.

In comparison, De Gea’s shortfalls have led to three goals.

Henderson has more clean sheets, fewer goals conceded and has made more saves than his United teammate.

Many have pondered what Solskjaer will do, come the expiration of his loan at Bramall Lane.

But it seems as though the Norwegian’s comments have revealed his intentions. 

Prioritising De Gea may encourage Henderson to leave Old Trafford to seek a permanent number one spot.

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With the Euro’s next summer and Henderson will want to challenge Jordan Pickford for his number one three lions jersey. 

It seems as though United have a dilemma on the face of it. But when you consider the facts, United would be smart to cash in on De Gea whilst his stock is still relatively high.

Then retain Henderson’s services as a long term improvement on the dwindling talents of the Spaniard.

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