Many Man United fans have had enough of David de Gea

Many Man United fans have had enough of David de Gea

David de Gea was substituted at half-time as Manchester United overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat Southampton 3-2 at St Mary’s.

There was a great deal of debate about whether De Gea shared any of the blame for either of Southampton’s goals, but he looked shaky between the sticks and fumbled an easy save that could have led to a third for the Saints.

The majority of fans voicing their opinions on social media seemed pleased that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced the Spaniard at the interval, although this turned out to be due to injury.

‘Manchester United winning against a tin-top Southampton shouldn’t deviate our attention from the fact that De Gea has conceded 16 goals in 9 premier league games,’ one fan said.

‘The only takeaway I have from this game is why does De Gea still start?’ said another.

Other comments included:

‘I felt more confident with Dean Henderson in goal than De Gea. Made a few stops and his urgency with his distribution was great. Think he deserves his chance now.’

‘De Gea gets substituted and this happens.’

‘There’s no real benefit in starting De Gea so I don’t see the point in sticking with him. How does it help us? Deano could be our keeper for the next decade.’

‘De Gea is sitting on massive wages whilst a young local lad is in better form and arguably deserves to take his spot.’

The extent of De Gea’s injury remains to be seen but if he is fit to face PSG on Wednesday evening, Solskjaer will have a difficult selection decision to make.

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