Erik ten Hag has defended David de Gea after being heavily criticized for his performance in the FA Cup final.
Manchester United failed to win their second title of the season. After losing 2-1 to Manchester City in the final
De Gea was criticized for the two goals conced. However Ten Hag spread his wings in defense, saying: “I don’t want to criticize issues like this. Because we played great all season, including David de Gea, he played great. We’re on the right track.”
“But there are some chances in the game. Problems in the game we need to improve. Obviously, if we want to take the next step and win trophies, I have only one plan: to improve this club and this team.
“I have my own ideas and have told the club what we have to do. But I have to work with my staff and my players to get better next season. It’s not about bringing players in and they’ve done well.
“It’s up to us to work hard throughout the season and day by day to improve the team and develop the team. I’m very proud from the start of the season.”
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The future of David De Gea is far from set in stone at Manchester United, with sources revealing. That the Spaniard’s stay at Old Trafford beyond this season still remains a strong possibility.
The long-serving star has proved one of United’s most successful signings in a generation. Costing a bargain £18.9m in 2011, the 45-times capped Spain star has gone on to make over 500 appearances for the Red Devils.