Former Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov has urged the club to bring Dean Henderson back from loan to challenge David De Gea for the first-choice goalkeeping spot.
Former Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov told BetFair: “For the second goal on Sunday, David De Gea should have done better, and he will know that.
“In my opinion, he is still one of the best goalkeepers in the world, regardless of the mistakes he has made this season. Every goalkeeper, even the greats of the past have all made mistakes throughout the years.
“It’s David’s job to evaluate his performance and I’m sure he knows that he’s not doing well and he can do much, much better.
“I don’t know what people want sometimes, he can come out and say ‘yes, I made a mistake,’ but it’s obvious that has happened, he can see it and I’m sure on the way home after the game he was regretting it, every footballer rewinds mistakes in their heads after a game.
“If United decide to bring back Dean Henderson from Sheffield United, I think that will do De Gea good; players need that competition and Henderson is doing tremendously well in my opinion.”
“Henderson is 23, which for a goalkeeper is still very young, he’s got a lot of football ahead of him, but you can see that he is hungry to play and I think the competition he could bring to De Gea could be the difference-maker or breaker.
“Sometimes when you feel to secure in your position that is the moment when you start making mistakes. It’s the same with outfield players, when you think you are untouchable you make more mistakes because you are over-confident.”