Former Manchester United goalkeeper Gary Bailey believes David De Gea should be given a rest after his howler at Watford.
De Gea let Ismaila Sarr’s weak volley slip through his grasp to gift Watford a lead at Vicarage Road which they doubled when Troy Deeney scored a penalty soon after.
The Spain keeper’s standards have slipped since the start of last season, prior to which he was widely viewed as the Premier League’s finest stopper.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 22, 2019
But after his latest gaffe, Bailey, who played for United during the 1980s before injuries cut short a promising career, believes the time has come to give Sergio Romero a go in goal.
David de Gea has been our best player for the last 6 years, but maybe now it’s time to give him a rest and allow Sergio Romero a chance … competition is good .. it helps increase your focus & commitment ….I played with broken fingers just to keep my place in the team!
— Gary Bailey (@gary_bailey1) December 23, 2019