Former Manchester United man, Mark Bosnich, has backed David De Gea ahead of Dean Henderson ahead of a potential Premier League return.
With England’s footballing stars currently on lockdown thank to the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of talk is already turning to next season.
One of the ongoing discussion points at Manchester United is the goalkeeping situation. Current number one, David De Gea, has made a number of high-profile mistakes this season. Meanwhile, Dean Henderson has been in fantastic form for Sheffield United.
However, amid a host of calls for Henderson to replace De Gea, Mark Bosnich has waded in to defend the Spaniard.
Indeed, Bosnich, who spent a disastrous spell at Old Trafford himself, thinks De Gea has earned some more time.
“The bottom line is though that De Gea has done brilliantly over a longer period of time, he has had ups and downs but every goalkeeper does, there’s no doubt about that. When you are at a bigger club it is far more exacerbated,” Bosnich told Goal.
“At this moment in time, I would stick with De Gea. Dean Henderson is too good for the bench and it is a waste for him so I would keep loaning him out.”
Bosnich backing De Gea but impressed with Henderson
Henderson has been making waves at Bramall Lane for two seasons now. He won the Golden Glove last season and has already hit double figures for clean-sheets this season.
But Bosnich believes De Gea’s performances and longevity count for a lot.
“Things can change very quickly. De Gea has had ups and downs but over a long period of time, he has been excellent. Unless they get ridiculous money for him, then I would keep him on,” he added.
De Gea does deserve time but that time is running out – TBR View
There’s little doubting David De Gea is one of the all-time great Premier League stoppers. His performances over a number of years have been excellent.
However, Henderson has emerged as a genuine threat to the Spaniard. While De Gea has curbed some of his mistakes of late but if he makes many more, the mob will be out in force again.
Bosnich, though, has a really valid point with his comments in fairness to him.