The Spaniard was under scrutiny again after his lacklustre performance against Leipzig.
Manchester United suffered a shocking exclusion from the Champions League following their 3-2 defeat against Leipzig.
While the entire squad is facing the heat for the defeat including the Reds Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, David de Gea has been subject to a lot of criticism after his poor display between the sticks against Leipzig.
The Spaniard perhaps made a costly error, which led to Leipzig’s third goal, scored by Justin Kluivert.
In the aftermath, the Spanish keeper has been asked by Paul Merson not to start for the remainder of the season.
“David de Gea shouldn’t be playing this season, “
“He jumped out of the way for the third goal, if Ole has a bit about him he’ll say: ‘You’re out, Dean Henderson’s in.’
Merson also weighed in with his opinion on Dean Henderson, who he thinks should be United’s primary keeper although many cite the Englishman lacks the experience for big games.
The former Arsenal legend added, “People say that you can’t play him in such a big game’… there’s nobody in the stadium!
Play him now when there’s nobody watching, and then when the 75,000 fans return, he has games under his belt.
This is the time to play him! What are they waiting for?”
The question has been around the corner for a long time since de Gea started to become more of an error-prone keeper. Meanwhile, Henderson has also risen through the ranks and now got a senior cap for the England national team.
United wouldn’t be having any time to relax as they will face Manchester City in the weekend’s Premier League derby at Old Trafford.