Originally Posted by The Arseache Kid
You're either capable of dealing with that pressure or not though. If he can't handle it he'll constantly keep fucking up. Very rare for players to get a grasp on it without starting again at another (usually lower) club.
That's simply not true - especially for a goalkeeper. In recent years, Darren Fletcher, Johnny Evans, Danny Welbeck, Ronaldo and Nani all needed a few years to grow and develop. The only, ONLY, way to do that with a keeper is to give him the necessary time and games. The United defence has been really poor this season - De Gea has had to make far more saves than a Utd keeper usually would. He's performed admirably, and his age cannot be discounted.
Fair enough, I've only seen him praise him endlessly.
I'm not expecting him to have the same presence, just some presence on crosses. He's a United keeper, that's what is expected of him, regardless of age.
I've slated Hart plenty of times on here so don't even start with that.
I agree that the defence should take some responsibility, but to say that punch was acceptable is laughable.
He has had presence on crosses though - it's improved massively. You can visibly see that from this season and last. His age cannot be discounted that simply - he was bought as an investement and an investment needs to be given time and not scrutinised to point of derision over nothing issues. Every single goal that goes in is accompanied with an attempt to blame De Gea, and it's getting tiresome. I won't say that punch is acceptable, but we would already have been level was it nor for him earlier in the match. If I'm a manager, I'm fucking furious that the ball is conceded so easily on the edge of the box in the 92nd minute.
My point about Hart was merely a comparison in media reaction and I meant no offence on your own opinion of him....I haven't a fucking clue what that is in the first place