“I think it’s time. It keeps happening ‘: Alan Shearer calls on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop David de Gea after the FA Cup half-roar against Chelsea … and says Dean Henderson should be Manchester United’s No. 1 next season
- Alan Shearer thinks Manchester United should drop goalkeeper David de Gea
- De Gea has had a miserable time in the United FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea
- Shearer thinks Dean Henderson, who is impressed on a rental basis, should replace him
Alan Shearer believes it is time for Dean Henderson to replace David de Gea as Manchester United goalkeeper.
De Gea endured a terrible time as United was defeated 3-1 by Chelsea in the semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley, with the Spaniard mostly to blame for the Blues’ second goal, when he should have performed better with the effort of Mason Mount.
Henderson made an impression during his two-year loan period with Sheffield United, and Shearer believes the 23-year-old is ready to impress Old Trafford.
Alan Shearer believes it’s time for Manchester United to drop David de Gea
Speaking on BBC One, Shearer said, “I think it’s time (to drop him). It continues to happen.
“I think you’ll bring Henderson back if you think he’s going to be number one. He has to bring him back as number one or he’ll be loaned for experience, but has that time come? Yes, I think so. ‘
During the defeat to Chelsea, de Gea could also have done better with Chelsea’s first goal, as he was unable to stop Olivier Giroud’s film.
Shearer made the comments after Gea struggled in the United FA Cup semifinal
Shearer believes that Dean Henderson, who has impressed Sheffield United, can stand up
De Gea still has a little less than three years on contract with United, but some of his recent appearances have been very concerning.
As Shearer said, United will likely only bring Henderson back if they think he will be the club’s first choice and it will be intriguing to see what happens in that regard.
Henderson joined United Academy at the age of 14 and had spells on loan in Stockport County, Grimsby Town and Shrewsbury Town before coming into contact with Sheffield United. He was on the bench for Manchester United, but has yet to play for the club in a competitive game.