David de Gea has had an excellent season so far, with plenty of saves for Man Utd.
De Gea has played very well this season.
After being an unused substitute at EURO 2020, the 31-year-old goalkeeper’s position at Man Utd is not guaranteed in the face of fierce competition with Dean Henderson. But the England international has been struggling with COVID-19, which has given De Gea the opportunity to start the season off to a good start.
Forgetting disappointment on penalties in the Europa League final, De Gea has returned to his best. He has continuously made stellar saves from the beginning of the season. Interim manager Ralf Rangnick has reason to hail De Gea as ‘excellent’ after the Reds’ FA Cup win over Aston Villa and believes the Spaniard is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. .
The excellent De Gea is welcome for United, but the sheer number of shots he has to face causes concern, even with the presence of Raphael Varane at the heart of defence.
The Old Trafford side’s vulnerable defense has caused de Gea to save them time and time again. According to statistics from FBref, only Empoli goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario (88 times) has saved more than De Gea (80 times) in Europe’s top 5 leagues so far this season. However, De Gea has only had 5 clean sheets, and conceded 30 goals in 22 Premier League games this season.