Damning Video Of David De Gea's Distribution At Manchester United Is Going Viral For The Wrong Reasons
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De Gea has been a key player at Old Trafford since his arrival from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and is regarded as one of the world's best goalkeepers.
His ability when it comes to stopping shots can't be questioned and without him, the Red Devils would be much lower than fourth in the Premier League table.
One thing he isn't the best at, however, is kicking and playing out from the back.
David de Gea’s distribution this season so far. pic.twitter.com/lf4aGvNnan— Deanoooo (@DeanoSeason) March 4, 2022
@DeanoSeason on Twitter, who appears to be a fan of back-up Dean Henderson, created a video which shows de Gea making a number of mistakes.
The 31-year-old regularly overhits passes meant for teammates and at times, puts them under pressure in their own half or gives the ball away in a dangerous position.
Liverpool and Manchester City goalkeepers Alisson and Ederson are great between the sticks but are also capable of playing out from the back.
Some United fans think they need a keeper of that calibre and want de Gea to step it up.
One commented: "My eyes are in physical pain after watching this going to the doctors now mate cheers."
Another put: "I’m sick of seeing our GK constantly either kicking the ball out of play or giving it back to the opposition."
A thrid said: "He’s a good shot stopper nothing else, nothing goalkeeper in the big 2022."
While someone tweeted: "Puts his team under so much pressure lmao but he saves a lot of shots so he's the best itl!"
Some of de Gea's teammates have looked visibly frustrated on the pitch in recent times, including Paul Pogba in last month's 4-2 win over Leeds United.
Last season saw the Spaniard drop to the bench for Henderson after the birth of his daughter, but this campaign has seen de Gea re-establish himself as number one.
De Gea recently discussed his playing ability and pointed out the number of quality attackers in England.
He told UEFA's official website: "What a goalkeeper has to do is to stop goals going in; that's the most important thing.
"And then, if you have the talent or the quality to be able to play with your feet and have good vision, that's phenomenal.
"I feel very comfortable playing with my feet, playing out from the back, following the lead of my team, but it depends on the coach and the style of play.
"[With Spain we] play with a very high defensive line. I've played this way since I was in the youth teams.
"[At United] we try to play with a high line, but some players are very fast and very talented, and if the pressing is not good enough, you can have problems at the back."