Twitter Reacts To David De Gea’s Mistakes Against Chelsea

Manchester United's David De Gea looks dejected.

Reuters / Hannah McKay

David De Gea was in absolute shambles against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

The Spaniard let in three goals and embarrassed his side throughout the 3-1 defeat. The opener by Olivier Giroud was reminiscent of another poor performance by him two years ago at the World Cup with Cristiano Ronaldo on the scoring end.

However, it was the second one from Mason Mount that ended up really creating doubts in the minds of Manchester United supporters as the keeper botched an easy attempt.

While the third one can be excused due to Harry Maguire deflecting it by virtue of his poor defending, it was certainly of the type that he has been making far too often as of late.

Fans stormed to Twitter to express dismay over the keeper’s performance and more than a few voiced their desire for Dean Henderson to be recalled by United and oust De Gea from his spot.


While critics will point out that Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s biggest error was not retaining his in-form front-three from the start of the game itself, fans will now critic the choice to field De Gea over Sergio Romero. In fact, the Argentine goalkeeper had only let in a single goal in the FA Cup this season, prior to this fixture.

The Spaniard simply hasn’t been at the top of his game for over a year now and several supporters will be questioning his immediate future at the club.

While this heavy defeat does come at the back of a good Premier League record of cleansheets he set against Crystal Palace, his nearly decade-long tenure with the club is appearing to be an increasingly shaky one as he slowly makes his way through what were expected to be the best years of his career.

United need a good win in at least one of their two Premier League games ahead in order to secure Champions League football for next season and how De Gea succeeds or fails at keeping goals out will decide the importance of the presently tied goal-difference with Leicester City.