Man United goalkeeper David De Gea has come under criticism for the manner in which he conceded Everton’s equalizer in his side’s 3-3 draw.
Legendary Premier League goalkeeper has hit out at David de Gea for failing to put a decent enough challenge to stop Everton from getting a late equalizer.
The Toffees played out to a 3-3 scoreline with the Red Devils on Sunday afternoon. A last-minute goal from Calvert-Lewin ensured both teams shared the spoils at Old Trafford.
It was by far a poor outing from De Gea and he was suspect for two of his side’s three goals conceded.
The first was Everton’s first goal scored by Abdoulaye Doucoure. Perhaps the most intense one came after he did nothing to stop Dominic Calvert-Lewin from scoring the crucial equalizing goal.
David James played 572 games during his stint in the Premier League and says De Gea was not ‘brave’ enough.
The former Liverpool and City goalkeeper also compared the United shot-stopper to Manchester rival Ederson.
“I think, technically, the first goal wasn’t good,” James said on The Warm Up on talkSPORT.
“Diving backwards and parrying the ball, rather than diving forwards and knocking it away and saving the second shot”
“David de Gea is not renowned for his bravery. This isn’t something that hasn’t happened before and in the Champions League there was a similar situation where he didn’t come out.”
“The problem David de Gea has is when he doesn’t block it, it looks like he’s not brave enough. If he blocks it it’s the best save in the world.”
“It’s very polarising in that sense.”
“Diving out head-first at people’s feet; he hasn’t done it before, and there’s no reason he’ll start doing it now.”
“Take a look at Ederson at Man City; he’ll put his head at anyone’s feet because he’s brave as a lion, and arguably the best goalkeeper in the Premier League at the moment.”
“Having said that, he hasn’t had the most saves to make as Man City’s defence is great.”
“With David de Gea, the pressure will be on him.”
“I wouldn’t criticise him for what he normally does, because in that situation you would expect him to do what he normally does and not dive in head-first.”