Opinion: Only De Gea deserves to retain his place after Manchester United defeat to Liverpool

Obinwannem News Opinion: Only De Gea deserves to retain his place after Manchester United defeat to Liverpool

Manchester United’s woes have hit a new low after being thrashed 5-0 by arch rivals Manchester City. Liverpool’s David de Gea offered no protection at all.

Bruno Fernandes had a terrific chance to break the deadlock in the first minutes, but he snatched the opportunity and fired the ball over. Jurgen Klopp’s side then stamped their dominance over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, making it appear as if it was men vs boys.

De Gea was left confused as he watched his teammates lose their minds, shape, pride, and credibility before his eyes.

At Old Trafford, it was the darkest of days, a stark reminder of how far off United’s are, The humiliating defeat might result in a number of changes for Saturday’s match against Tottenham.

De Gea has been a part of some very awful Manchester United teams, but his performance yesterday was up there with the worst.

Despite the fact that Liverpool swarmed the Spaniard’s goal with ease, he managed to keep the scoreline dowm Trent Alexander-Arnold couldn’t believe De Gea had managed to get to his piledriver, which appeared to be heading for the top corner.

De Gea needs all of his teammates to improve quickly, but Solskjaer could make a bigger statement by benching his under-performing players before the trip to London.

Following yesterday’s horror show, Solskjaer might make ten outfield changes for the match against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, setting a marker in the Manchester United dressing room. There’s no guarantee that would result in a change of fortunes, but do the players truly deserve a chance to redeem themselves after yesterday’s humiliation, especially with other players eagerly waiting for an opportunity?

De Gea, Dalot, Bailly, Mengi, Telles, van de Beek, Matic, Sancho, Lingard, Elanga, and Cavani might be in Solskjaer’s starting lineup against Spurs. We all know that won’t be, but few would argue if that team did walk out at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Nwachineke Onyeke Chekwube reporting, Obinwannem News writer / October 25, 2021.

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