After 12 years with a total of 545 matches, David De Gea deserves a real farewell, instead of some messages from coach Erik ten Hag and director John Murtough on the official Manchester United website. . De Gea deserves a better chance to say goodbye than a post on his personal Instagram page for Manchester United fans.
Throughout history, only six players have played more for Man United than De Gea, and all of them have won more trophies than the Spaniard. Somehow, De Gea’s 12 years of service only exchanged for two major trophies, a Premier League title and a Europa League trophy. It can be said that he is one of the rare players who have contributed so much to Man Utd but received very little glory.
Unfortunately for De Gea, because he spent most of his career during the worst years in Man Utd history. During those 12 years, De Gea saw the team finish in every position, from first to seventh in the Premier League table. In fact, although he was the last player of the Sir Alex dynasty to survive at Old Trafford, he enjoyed only a brief period in the golden era of the Red Devils.
De Gea has spent too many disastrous seasons at Old Trafford, but most of the time, he has always been considered the “savior” of Man Utd, with the best evidence being the four outstanding player titles. Best of the year for the Red Devils. Without the stellar saves from De Gea, it is certain that the Old Trafford team would have fallen further in many seasons in the past.
But unfortunately, when Man Utd began to stabilize under the leadership of Ten Hag, De Gea became one of the most unstable factors. Despite being the owner of the Premier League Golden Glove title, it is undeniable that De Gea has always brought a sense of insecurity to Man Utd fans for most of the match this past season. Above all, everyone knows that Ten Hag wants a good goalkeeper, and this is the inherent weakness of the former Atletico Madrid star.
After all, De Gea had to leave, and in terms of football, this is a completely right decision for Man Utd. The Red Devils need to build a dynasty and a new dynasty under the leadership of Ten Hag, so obviously, changes are also needed. Song, the way they parted with their ‘goddess’ was hard to please others, from abruptly withdrawing an extension proposal to failing to hold a satisfactory farewell ceremony.
In his tribute, Ten Hag said: “De Gea will always be remembered as one of the best goalkeepers in the history of the club.” However, the way Man United treat De Gea does not show any respect for a club legend.
Huynh Phong | 21:21 10/07/2023