Opinion: David de Gea’s ‘sweeper keeper’ routine needs to be the ultimate straw for Man United

It’s inconceivable that David de Gea ought to nonetheless be a Manchester United participant subsequent season.

The Spanish custodian is an error-prone legal responsibility for the Crimson Devils, and this was evidenced as soon as once more throughout their Europa League humiliation towards Sevilla.

At 2-0 up and cruising in the course of the first-leg of their quarter-final tie, it was unlucky that United conceded two late personal targets, neither of which de Gea may be blamed for.

Nevertheless, the three targets that had been conceded within the Ramon Sanchez Pizjaun within the second-leg may all be put right down to him.

A ridiculous move out to Harry Maguire while the defender was surrounded by three Sevilla gamers was solely ever going to finish a method.

Maguire isn’t essentially the most cell centre-back at the very best of instances and with no time to assume, he panicked and tried to play the ball again however solely succeeded in handing Youssef En-Nesyri a easy probability to open the scoring.

United’s marking was stunning for the second purpose instantly after half-time, although de Gea gave the impression to be caught in some no-man’s land.

Not decisive sufficient to come back out and command his space as a nook was swung in, nor was he nicely positioned on his line and allowed a header to loop over him.

The third purpose needs to be the ultimate straw.

De Gea appeared to try to entice the ball nicely exterior of his space, making an entire hash of it and giving En-Nesyri an open purpose to intention at.

Sweeper keeper? On this proof, he’s about as removed from that because it’s doable to be and it’s tough to see how he survives this.

That stated, The Athletic’s Laurie Whitwell tweeted some quotes from Erik ten Hag after the sport which suggests the keeper nonetheless has the help of his supervisor.

A bit of worrying wouldn’t you say.