Individual mistakes are costing Manchester United as seen in recent away defeats at Brighton and West Ham.
Erik ten Hag insists David de Gea has had a “good” week but felt he lacked focus which ultimately led to his howler against the Hammers.
De Gea has been widely criticised this season, despite leading the charts for most clean sheets in the Premier League.
United and De Gea’s representatives are in talks over a new deal, but there’s still doubts over whether he will remain No 1 in the team next season. It doesn’t help that United are being linked with a different goalkeeper every day.
The latest keeper to be linked with a move to United is Dutch shot stopper Bart Verbruggen, who plays for Belgian side Anderlecht.
Ten Hag didn’t want to pin the West Ham result on one player, though, and rightly so. It would be harsh and unfair to do so when United as a whole underperformed.
Whilst discussing De Gea’s lapse in concentration at the London Stadium, Ten Hag also pointed out Luke Shaw’s error after his bizarre handball.
“Good as well,” Ten Hag replied when asked about De Gea, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
“We can’t ignore it but individual mistakes are part of football and there was in the Brighton game also a big individual mistake.
“But sometimes it’s happening, it shouldn’t happen, when you are in the right focus it will not happen, that is part of the reset of this week.”
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