Sky Sports Reveal David De Gea's Statistics Compared To Last Season
David De Gea is going through a rough patch and Sky Sports delivered a damning assessment of the Spanish keeper.
Manchester United's No.1 committed another howler between the sticks last night against Manchester City.
He failed to prevent Leroy Sane from scoring, conceding at his near post.
De Gea's statistics from this term doesn't make for pleasant reading compared to last season. Just look at his 'xG prevented'.
The 28-year-old has also conceded 20 more goals this season compared to last season with three games remaining and he's only kept seven clean sheets.
Most goals conceded by David De Gea in a single season:
- 53 (2010-11 with Atlético Madrid)
- 50 (2018-19 with Manchester United) pic.twitter.com/Z7gR2Fa09T
- ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 24, 2019
Despite a below-par performance in goal, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to criticise De Gea.
"I think David [De Gea] made some terrific saves as well today," the United manager said following his side's 2-0 defeat to Manchester City.
"It is every day work for everyone. He has high standards, he's working really hard to improve.
"When we are having a time like this we need to stick together, batten the hatches down and keep working. We have to come back fighting on Sunday."
Sky Sports pundit Gary Nevile was less sympathetic.
"The goalkeeper has to do better," he said. "David de Gea, he's been magnificent for man united for so many years but this season it's just not happening for him.
'"Those feet are letting him down. So many times we've seen them kick the ball away. Straight at him, off his shin, into the back of the net.
"I was in the Nou Camp for that mistake for the Messi goal and it was something that shook me, watching David de Gea make a mistake like that.
"This one was not as bad but still for him, a really bad error. It's not happening for him at the moment, he's going through a really bad time, a difficult time."
De Gea has been at fault in recent fixtures. He's made errors in goal against Barcelona, West Ham United, Everton and Manchester City.
Meanwhile, United resume their league campaign against Chelsea on Sunday.