Chelsea boss Lampard: I didn't tell Mount to target De Gea
Jul 21 2020
The Times described his performance as a "horror show". Olivier Giroud's close-range deft touch from Cesar Azpilicueta's cross was pushed into his own goal by De Gea. There is plenty more left to play for. Reece James provided some brief excitement by swirling long-range drive that stung De Gea's palms, and Marcos Alonso headed a good chance over the bar.
"He had a shot in the first-half he tried to whip or bend it, and for me when you're outside the box against top keepers, and De Gea is a top keeper, you have to strike through them".
There have been a number of errors from De Gea leading up to this game but up until now, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended the Spaniard, insisting he remains the best goalkeeper in the world.
If United can come through these next two games with Champions League qualification secured, then this season will be seen as a success.
Even if Bailly escapes serious injury he is unlikely to feature in Manchester United's final two Premier League matches of the season because of the Premier League's concussion protocols, which has minimum recovery period of six days imposed from the time of the injury.
It is so important to secure Champions League qualification and United are still in a commanding position after a strong run.
Back in February The Peoples Person reported that United's Dean Henderson, on loan at Sheffield United, was outperforming the Spaniard on virtually every meaningful goalkeeping statistic - clean sheets, save percentage, catches and sweeps included.
The 23-year-old's 13 clean sheets have played a pivotal role in the Blades' eye-catching return to the Premier League.
"Well I said to my boys in the dressing room I would love to win another one, it would be my fifth one", Giroud told BBC Sport.
Shearer's enthusiasm for Henderson to be handed the gloves contrasts with the warning words of United great Gary Neville.
"At times we had young goalkeepers who were talented but found it very hard to cope with the scrutiny, the levels of concentration that are required".
"I went through a period during my playing career when I just could not score goals and it took me a while to realise that I couldn't fix it on the training ground", he wrote in the Times.
"That is what De Gea is going through at the moment".