Bosnich: Solskjaer has a huge decision to make with De Gea
Mark Bosnich insists Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a “huge decision” to make with De Gea as the Red Devils can’t afford any more mistakes when they play West Ham.
De Gea’s performances have been the subject of discussion throughout the 2019/20 campaign. The 29-year-old was once revered as the finest shot-stopper in the business and between 2013 and 2018, he was named United’s player of the year.
But currently, the Spain international’s standards have slipped under Solskjaer’s stewardship. Handling errors and basic positioning have crept into De Gea’s game this season with the latest coming during the FA Cup clash with Chelsea.
United lost 3-1 with De Gea guilty of conceding two soft goals to set the Blues on their way to victory. Despite the Wembley defeat, United can still end on a high note with an unlikely top-four. To accomplish this, Solskjaer has urgent issues to deal with to prevent his side from throwing the chance away.
United will complete their domestic campaign with a showdown against West Ham on 27th July and the man who served between the sticks at Old Trafford at the height of his career shows concern for United’s Number 1. According to Bosnich, Solskjaer must consider drafting Sergio Romero in to replace De Gea to ensure a return to the Champions League.
He said, “The only way to get over it is to have another game as soon as you possibly can. To play really well and go again mistake-free”.
“De Gea has been absolutely fantastic for Man United over a long period. But in these last eight to 12 months, there has been a consistency of errors that we’ve not seen from his before”.
“I know Ole has come out and backed him and done exactly what a manager should do. But the bottom line is with those errors, Ole is going to seriously weigh up whether to bring in Romero for the final two games.”
“Imagine everything going fine against West Ham and one of these errors occur again. It’s a huge decision he’s got to make and a lot will depend on how De Gea is in training in these next couple of days”.