David de Gea needs competition from Dean Henderson to rediscover his best form, according to Dimitar Berbatov, who says the Manchester United goalkeeper thinks he’s “untouchable”.

De Gea’s position as United’s No.1 has been largely unchallenged throughout his nine-year stay at Old Trafford, but he now appears to be hanging onto the coveted jersey by a thread after a string of high-profile errors.

The 29-year-old has been caught out on several occasions in 2019-20, with his positioning, handling and concentration levels between the sticks all called into question.

He now finds himself under more scrutiny than ever in the wake of a disastrous display in United’s FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea on Sunday, during which he was guilty of gifting Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount the first two goals of the game.

Some fans and experts have called for Henderson take over as the club’s No.1 next season and Berbatov feels his old team-mate could benefit from the Englishman’s presence at Old Trafford.

“For the second goal on Sunday, David de Gea should have done better, and he will know that,” the ex-United striker told Betfair. 

“In my opinion, he is still one of the best goalkeepers in the world, regardless of the mistakes he has made this season. Every goalkeeper, even the greats of the past have all made mistakes throughout the years.

“It’s David’s job to evaluate his performance and I’m sure he knows that he’s not doing well and he can do much, much better. Continue reading

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