Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent Manchester United goalkeeper demand after new David De Gea blunder
Manchester United fans want to see Sergio Romero play in the club’s remaining Europa League games this season following David De Gea’s horror show against Chelsea.
United saw their 19-game unbeaten run come to and end on Sunday as they were dumped out of the FA Cup at the semi-final stage by Chelsea, who deservedly won 3-1.
Although Frank Lampard’s side were dominant they were certainly helped out by De Gea, who twice made costly mistakes which led to goals.
The first came on the edge of half-time when Olivier Giroud sneaked in at the near post and managed to squirm a shot past the Spaniard who should have done better, but the second was even more egregious.
Moments into the second-half Mason Mount tried his luck with a shot from distance which De Gea failed to palm away, instead deflecting it into the bottom corner.
Big errors from De Gea have been more frequent recently, with mistakes leading to goals against Tottenham and Bournemouth since the restart, and it has led to fans calling for Dean Henderson to be given a chance as the club’s first choice goalkeeper next season.
But before United can move onto the next campaign they still have two games remaining in the Premier League, then resuming their bid to win the Europa League in August.
Usual cup ‘keeper Romero remained on the bench at Wembley but has played all bar two of the games in Europe this season and fans want the Argentine to remain between the sticks for the rest of the competition.
M.E.N. Sport asked fans: “Who should United’s Europa League goalkeeper be next month?”
An overwhelming 77.3 per cent of the 11,216 votes went to Romero, with fans believing his ability in a penalty shoot-out could come in useful and that his selection would also let De Gea know that his place in the team isn’t guaranteed.
De Gea came second with 18.7 per cent of the vote while Nathan Bishop and Joel Pereira came third on 2.4 per cent. In last place was Lee Grant with just 1.6 per cent.
United return to Europa League action on August 5 when LASK visit Old Trafford for their last 16 second leg. United hold a 5-0 advantage from the reverse fixture and are almost guaranteed to advance to the quarter-finals.
Should they do so then they will travel to Germany for the remaining fixtures in the competition which will be played in a one-legged knockout format.