Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has problems with David De Gea, says Danny Murphy and he has a point


David De Gea is causing problems for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to Danny Murphy on talkSPORT. The 28-year-old made another mistake in the final minutes against Crystal Palace on Saturday, resulting in a 2-1 defeat for the Old Trafford club. This summer, De Gea was both linked with a move away and a new contract.

The Spanish goalkeeper, once considered the Spanish number one, has yet to sign a new contract at United, something that was tipped to happen earlier in the summer, however, speculation has suggested that the player will make United sweat until January, considering his options as a free agent where he will be able to sign a pre-contract with foreign clubs.

De Gea has been one of if not the best performer at the club since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of the 2012/13 season, winning the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award four times in the past six years with Ander Herrera and most recently Luke Shaw winning the other two. De Gea needs to find his form or face being dropped.

If you look back at last season, which many so-called supporters of the club are doing, especially when the poor results are concerned, De Gea was hardly a confident goalkeeper the majority of the time. That could suggest that something is not quite right with De Gea and United, something which could derail this season too, if not corrected.

United conceded 54 goals in the Premier League alone last season and the arrival of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire this summer will go a long way to avert that, however, De Gea will need to be at his best also, otherwise costly mistakes will happen again, like Saturday. So far, United has conceded three Premier League goals.

Murphy is convinced that something is not right at the Old Trafford club, especially where De Gea is concerned. Speaking to talkSPORT, the former Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham and England midfielder spoke about De Gea and his concerns of the Spaniard, who has made costly errors for the club, saying:

“The worrying thing for United, a couple of worrying things, De Gea again. He should have saved the winner comfortably, another mistake. It’s happening too often. We know how good he can be but there’s something not right and that is a problem for United.”

Murphy is right about De Gea. There needs to be a solution to the problem. If De Gea wants to leave the club, he should be allowed to leave. However, if he wants to remain at the club, which may be the case, he needs to make it known and get his future secured. In the summer, it was suggested that there is an agreement in place to renew his contract.

The goalkeeper in an important player in the team and everything needs to be working well for everything else to work well. De Gea will be challenged by Sergio Romero, who played in cup competitions last season and Lee Grant, who made just one competitive appearance for United last season after Romero was sent off in the Carabao Cup.

Only De Gea, Solskjaer and executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward can solve any issues that are not related to pitch performances. If De Gea wants to stay at United for the best years of his contract then he must get his contract renewal signed and continue playing for this great club. If there are issues, the board must rectify them.

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