Former Man Utd goalkeeper reveals the reason for David De Gea’s errors

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Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has backed David De Gea to be the club’s No.1 for many years.

The former United goalkeeper has praised Dean Henderson for his excellent work at Sheffield United, but regards De Gea as one of the very best in the Premier League.

Schmeichel also believes manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s change to United’s system is also to blame for the errors in the Spanish goalie’s game, and has tipped him to return to his best soon.

Speaking on Man United’s goalkeeping situation, Peter Schmeichel told beIN Sports: “There is an English goalkeeper, young, on loan at Sheffield United, he’s done fantastically well, he’s very, very promising and it’s a great story.

“[But] De Gea’s one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League for the last I don’t know how many years.

“One of the things I believe is that the way Ole’s changed the way the team plays hasn’t fitted in with the way that De Gea has played in the last couple of years and so he would have had to make changes to his game.

“And in making changes you’re always making mistakes. If you don’t make mistakes, you don’t really learn. They’ve now got third place, they’ve got the Europa League to focus on now, he comes back with a couple of weeks break, comes back to a new season, he’ll be alright.

“I see David de Gea as the goalkeeper for Manchester United for many years to come and I think he has been treated unfairly in all honesty.”