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03 Jan 2020 10:08:53
Watched Dean Henderson against Liverpool and as always was very impressed. Currently with De gea underperforming I was wondering how many would like to see him in the starting 11 / squad next year? If not what's the best way to manage him into the squad going forward?

For me he is the future england number 1 and I think it would be terrible if De gea long term contact got in the way of him being merged into the united squad. At the same time I wouldn't want to bring him back from sheffield if he's not going to get minutes and prevent his progression.

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03 Jan 2020 10:26:38
Good keeper i made that shout about England last season he is streets ahead of pickford.
Ddg won't be going anywhere on his contract 300k a week.
That's why we are stuck with martial too. Nobody else in the world would pay them that sort of money.

03 Jan 2020 10:27:52
I agree. I thought we should have sold DDG last summer and made Romero our number 1.

Henderson gets a season of PL with Sheffield. Let Ro. ero and Henderson fight for the #1 spot the following summer.

DDG is being paid a lot of money aswell for a GK who hasn't been in form.

Dont get me wrong, he has been a world class go, but his performances over the last year, don't justify a new contract on the wages he is getting.

But, it is what it is.

03 Jan 2020 13:04:23
Get proper center backs in the team nd u will see De Gea back in top form. I think he has had enough with saving the team time and time again.

03 Jan 2020 13:15:48
Singh ddg is still a top keeper imo but his form had been dodgy for club and country for 18 months or so.
I agree those in front for both club and country are not great.

03 Jan 2020 13:50:51
Hendo has to be in the squad next year for sure either as a 1 or a 2.

03 Jan 2020 15:47:26
I have said previously that DDG has been on a whole other level in terms of shot stopping to any other keeper in the world.

However, recently that ability has dropped slightly.

Which means now people are starting to judge him on other areas of goalkeeping that he used to get a bit of a pass on.

Can he command his area? Can he collect high balls, how good is his distribution?

He hasn't deterioration in any of these areas, the issue for him is his other worldly shot stopping has come back down to the level of mere mortals.

Three years ago DDG would concede a goal due to giving the ball away, or failing to collect a cross or organise his defence. However, he was also making three or four saves a game he had no right to make. Which masked the occasional mistakes.

The question is will he get back to that level? I don't think so. Shot stopping heavily relies on reflexes, something that will be the first thing to decline in a goalkeepers arsenal.

DDG turns 30 this year, normally not an issue for a goalkeeper. Yet that is around the age Casillias started to decline. A similar goalkeeper who had excellent shot stopping ability but lacked in other areas.

If Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid or PSG come in for DDG this summer the club has to seriously consider accepting the bid.

DDG will never likely recover his form to his previous level. The idea that a poor defence in front of him to be at fault is nonsensical in my opinion, unless you rate Smalling, Jones and Rojo who have been the guys in front of him for the best part of the last 5 years.

If we can get a more rounded keeper, like Henderson looks to be then we might be in a better position in 2-3 years time.

03 Jan 2020 18:06:34
We quite simply keeping on making the same mistakes- pay big wages and when players form starts to decline (usually not long after signing, in some cases before! ) we can't get them moved on due to wages and the inept policies of wanting large fees as well. DDG should have had his arse kicked out the door 2 year back as should have others, rooney twice, jones, rojo fellaini, lingard etc etc. Not against performance related increases but what have the majority achieved? You can't lay all the blame at the players as they would be stupid to turn it down but the agents know exactly who to target for extra thousands.

03 Jan 2020 19:22:02
It's a classic example of how the club is badly managed. We have a more than decent, well experienced no 2 keeper in Romero and Henderson coming to the point where he needs to be playing regularly.

DDG is on the wane and we could have cashed him in for £50 Mill, but no; he's given a new bumper contract on a wage which means he can never be moved on.

So now we are left with the headache of what to do with Henderson. Loan him out for the next 4 years until de Geas contract is up?

03 Jan 2020 20:07:11
Couldn't agree more MancMan. Ddg is nowhere near as good as people make out. Quite the opposite, he's central to the problems we have defensively at present. He's awful at commanding his area, useless at coming out for crosses, terrible at distribution and starting attacks, and non existent at communication with the defenders. This puts our defence under pressure all the time and slows our counter attacking options. I would've sold him 2 years ago to be honest. Romero and Henderson are excellent options.

04 Jan 2020 01:09:44
I will be interested to see how they manage to bring Henderson into the squad. Have a feeling it will be similarly to what we are seeing with William's and Shaw. Will take a while for the penny to drop and the club will be reluctant not to play one of its biggest earners. Realistically both shaw and de gea are underperforming and need a spell out of the squad/ to be moved on next season (after the more critical transfers have been made. Though I did read an article in the athletic which suggested united were planning to bring 4 in this window which made me laugh. The only thing the clubs current structure could bring 4 of in during a transfer window is sponsors) .



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