David De Gea makes yet another mistake on Sunday which lead to Watford picking up their first home win of the season
At the start of last season, there was no argument as to who the best goalkeeper in the world was. De Gea was unstoppable and had it not been for him who knows where Man United would have been. He has been that influential that he won the clubs, Player Of The Year award, four times between 2013/14-17/18. No one in the clubs history has won it more than him.
Fast forward a year now and its a debate as to whether he is the best keeper in the league, never mind the world. Since the start of the 18/19 season, no keeper has made more errors leading to goals than the Spaniard himself. Whether this can be blamed on the poor defence in front of him or not is up another matter.
On Sunday United were away to bottom-placed Watford. They hadn’t won at the Hawthorns all season and with Spurs and Chelsea playing each other it was a big game for United.
United got off to slow start but should have been 1-0 up at half time through Jesse Lingard. The forward tried to chip the keeper but it hit the roof of the net. 0-0 at half time and United new if they could stay solid, chances would come. Upstep David Dea Gea…
Watford got a freekick early in the second half and the ball came back out to Sarr. He hit it into the ground and what was a routine catch for De Gea, slipped through his hands, hit him on the face and went in. The keeper could hide his embarrassment and this lead to United getting beat 2-0.
Where do United go from here?
United are now seven points off the top four, which is their main aim this year. This is looking to be quite a difficult task this season and Betway have them at 6/1 to get there. If their games were against top-six sides all season they would be flying, but it’s the teams who sit back and defend that they can’t break down.
Their best hope is to win the Europa League and get Champions League football that way. To do this they are going to have to beat Club Brugge in the next round. Solskjaers side is the favourites to win this competition and Betway have priced them at 11/2. You would expect them to field their strongest team in each game and if they play as they can then this looks a great bet.