Former United goalkeeper gives verdict on De Gea after making errors for the past 6 to 12 months

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Former Manchester United shotstopper, Mark Bosnich, has expressed belief that embattled goalkeeper, David De Gea, will return to his best, despite a string of uninspiring performances from the Spain international.

The United number one has been heavily criticised for his displays, with some calling for him to be dropped from the starting eleven.

Some of De Gea’s latest errors came against Chelsea in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, where he let in two cheap goals, but Bosnich believes the problem could be psychological, and he can still return to his former self.

Speaking during a chat with Sky Sports, the United legend said: “David De Gea has been outstanding for such a long time. Obviously when you start making mistakes as he has done in the last six to 12 months people start opening their eyes and start asking questions.

“Also having someone like Dean Henderson playing so well at Sheffield United, and being on Man United’s books, it is only natural that people are going to ask if he is up to it. The people who truly know that will be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his staff. They see him day in day out.

“The problem has gone from being a technical problem which was quite evident when he was diving backwards which he was doing a lot, and that started to infiltrate into his head. He has to make sure in this time off to make sure he gets that right and I believe he will be given that opportunity to reassert his authority.”

Meanwhile, in spite of the calls for his replacement, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer stuck with De Gea throughout the season, and we suspect the same will continue, barring any changes during the summer transfer window.