Former England Goalkeeper Karen Bardsley Criticizes Unorthodox David De Gea Ahead of FA Cup Final

Karen Bardsley, a former England and Manchester City goalkeeper, called the Manchester United keeper “unorthodox.”

In the preview of the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Manchester City, Karen Bardsley did not mince words when referring to David De Gea’s technique. The goalkeeper did not hold back when she said that the Spanish’s style causes problems for her team.

Bardsley, a goalkeeper who retired in 2022, pointed out in a BBC column that De Gea is “unorthodox” and “uncomfortable” when saving.

“My concern for Manchester United, ahead of Saturday, is that David De Gea’s blocking technique is always unorthodox, now he looks uncomfortable,” said the former England goalkeeper.

David is singled out this campaign for several of his mistakes under the three sticks. The last “deliz” of the Spaniard occurred in front of the West Ham United.

Still, Karen defended the guard from Erik Ten Hag: “It’s not a big surprise, given the amount of changes he underwent in the season.” The Anglo-American stated that the change in style of play does not favor the David’s decision making.

De Gea’s year can be defined with lights and shadows. She managed to overcome clean sheet record club and won the Premier League Golden Glove with 17 clean sheets. However, his departure from the club is a matter of discussion.

In this regard, Bardsley opined: “You can not discuss De Gea without being able to talk about his future, I think that if he wants to stay, he must improve quickly.”

He even admitted that if the Red Devils team wants to progress, they need someone more “cool” and “decisive on the line.” For Karen, De Gea “is not that person yet.”

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The uncertain future of David De Gea

Although everything seems to indicate that David De Gea will be one more season at Old Trafford, his role is not secure. His renewal is not official, but everything indicates that he will accept a salary reduction. De Gea demonstrated more than once the love he has for The Theater of Dreams.

Karen Bardsley referred to the devotion in the more than 10 seasons by David De Gea.

“De Gea has served the club amazingly, but put yourself in Ten Hag’s shoes. Now United have someone in charge with a clear identity for their team, but they don’t have the players to implement it, including the goalkeeper.” he emphasized.

The former goalkeeper citizen She is not the only one who thinks that David De Gea is not the one for the club’s current style of play. Several players like Gary Neville o Gary Lineker They criticized the neglect of the Spanish goalkeeper.

“I hate to take the human element out of the equation, but from a purely commercial point of view, another number, one based on De Gea’s age, makes sense,” Bardsley closed.

Manchester United will play Champions League again the next campaign. The objective will be not to leave in the group phase, which happened in the recent edition.

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2023-06-02 01:40:16
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