Diego Maradona: David de Gea deserves to finish the World Cup well

Diego Maradona: David de Gea deserves to finish the World Cup well

Argetina legend Diego Maradona has backed David de Gea to finish his World Cup campaign in finer form than he began it after the criticism he’s received from the Spanish media and fans too.

The goalkeeper has looked a shell of himself for his nation than the usual confident, super-human self he normally is for Manchester United.

De Gea made an error that led to a goal in the warm up friendlies to the competition but more costly was his mistake that saw him concede against Portugal from a tame shot from Cristiano Ronaldo.

The former Atletico Madrid man is widely regarded as the best in the world in his position but his shaky performances have bizarrely seen him voted to be dropped.

Maradona though believes it’s impossible to doubt David’s ability and hopes he’ll improve throughout the competition to see him get the plaudits he deserves.

According to Sport Witness, Diego said: “Yes, I like him [De Gea] a lot, although he’s let in a couple of goals. We all saw that, I’m not discovering it.

“But since I’ve seen him at United, he has had a very good career without ups and downs. He stepped into the World Cup on a bad foot, but I hope that he finishes it better, because he deserves it.

“He’s a guy I met with Kun when Aguero wat at Atletico. You have to give him time in this World Cup.”

There’s been a lot of talk about Real Madrid chasing De Gea’s signature once more this summer but there have been suggestions one of the reasons he’s staying at United is due to the criticism he receives from his country.

If true then the Red Devils’ fan base will be absolutely delight because there’s no one who supports the Spaniard more than they do.

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