The goalkeeper confessed the low point of his career.
With seven defeats in nine matches, Manchester United desperately need to bring an end to their worst run in 57 years. Top four rivals Chelsea will be coming to Old Trafford on Sunday as both the clubs fight alongside Arsenal for a Champions League place next season.
After conceding nine goals in their last three matches against Barcelona, Everton and Manchester City, United will need to improve dramatically if they are to make the most of their rivals’ slip-ups. Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero made secret confession about David De Gea.
Manchester United star Romero is currently stuck playing second fiddle to De Gea, who remains the club’s undisputed No 1. The Spain international’s form has, however, suffered in recent weeks.
The Spaniard has found himself under the microscope in recent weeks after a string of below-par performances which have cost the Red Devils crucial Premier League points.
He was at fault once again at Old Trafford against the noisy neighbours on Wednesday night, during a 2-0 defeat which has left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men languishing three points behind Chelsea in the race for a top-four finish.
The 28-year-old was reportedly on the verge of tears in the dressing room afterwards, while his mood barely improved at training at Carrington on Thursday as his teammates struggled to console him. United have always maintained that they are willing to risk letting contract talks continue into the new season even though De Gea will be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs come January, just eight months away.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been forced to defend his struggling No 1, saying: “I trust David. He is the best player we have had for the last six or seven years. He will be fine. And going through tough patches is part of a footballer’s career and David will be fine.” In 2015, Van Gaal signed the Argentina international and threw him straight into the mix on the opening day of the season against Tottenham.
However, Romero then made way for De Gea when the United star decided to stay at Old Trafford and sign a new contract. And UniBet writer Andy Mitten has claimed he was personally told by Romero that Van Gaal’s decision to drop him for Romero was a low point. The Red Devils will now look forward to hosting Chelsea at Old Trafford this Sunday, as they look to halt a poor recent run of seven defeats in nine matches across all competitions.
Solskjaer’s side are in danger of missing out on Champions League qualification, with only three matches of the 2018-19 campaign left to play.
It seems Sergio Romero could be brought on if De Gea continues with his disappointing performance. The worry for De Gea is that his excellent career at Old Trafford is coming to a rather sour end, with the Spaniard out of contract in 2020 and stalling on extending his stay.