Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has revealed he is deeply concerned by the performances of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and thinks he is becoming a bit of a problem for the United team.
The former United midfielder insists the Spaniard’s decline in form is affecting the team and claims he is no longer the excellent goalkeeper he was.
De Gea has kept eight clean sheets in 21 Premier League matches this season, but his dire form in the past two seasons has seen him come under heavy criticisms.
“I think the goalkeeper could be becoming a bit of a problem,” Scholes told Premier League Productions.
“He’s made one definite mistake [vs Everton]. The second one where he wasn’t brave, he didn’t really get in the face of Calvert-Lewin, he almost jumped out the way and made it a little bit easier for him than it should have been.
“He possibly wouldn’t have saved it anyway but at least try, at least show a bit of braveness about it. Is that presence gone about him?”
He added: “When I was playing with him, he used to save you points.
“You hope he doesn’t have to make a lot of saves but you think if other teams create chances, he’s going to make saves.
“I think that belief is going a little bit. He looks a little bit timid, he looks like he’s losing his presence a little bit and that could become a problem.”