One of the Manchester United legends, Andy Cole admits that after all, David De Gea must quickly improve his performance if he doesn’t want his position in the main squad to be shifted by Dean Henderson.
As is well known, the Spanish goalkeeper has always been the mainstay of Manchester United under the crossbar. As of since he was bought from Atletico Madrid in 2011.
De Gea also performed consistently and was very tough in goal, so the change of coach did not affect his position at Manchester United.
However, from what has been seen in the last two seasons, De Gea seems to have decreased in performance. Many parties then began to doubt the player.
The situation became even more difficult for the man from Spain following the arrival of Dean Henderson. The Manchester United academy graduate has just returned from his loan spell.
“I think David De Gea got a bad score due to his performance last season,” Cole told Sky Sports.
Indeed, in last season’s campaign De Gea often made blunders that led to ridiculous goals. As a result, Manchester United have often lost.
If it were still like that, Andy Cole was sure De Gea’s position in the first team would be taken over by Henderson.
“I know that he has always been doing well season after season, but recently the situation is not the case. I think if he plays like he did last season then I think Henderson will get his chance.” He said.
At the start of this season, the comparison of the performance of the two players looked very contrasting.
De Gea conceded five goals in the first two Premier League games, the first when United lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace, while the other two came in a match against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Meanwhile, Dean Henderson even listed a Cleansheet in his first two matches this season at the Carabao Cup.
“I think Henderson has proven that he is a good goalkeeper, and David De Gea will have a tough competition to become United’s number one goalkeeper.” he said.