“I don’t know what’s going on,” David De Gea Believes Manchester United Is Cursed. Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea told El Pais that he has no idea what is going on at the club.
This season, De Gea has been by far Manchester United’s consistently best performer. The 31-year-old goalkeeper has saved his team numerous times and appears to be back to his best. However, the team’s woes have continued in recent months, and the club’s entire attitude continues to remain tense.
During a recent interview, De Gea appeared befuddled and teased that it seemed to as if someone had cursed the club.
“I think someone has put a curse on us or something. The truth is I don’t know what’s going on, I really don’t. People always ask me and we talk about it as team-mates and we just say ‘we don’t know what’s happening’. We should have competed for more trophies, bigger titles, but I just don’t know why this team doesn’t function.” He said.
David de Gea has a theory for Manchester United’s struggles 👻 pic.twitter.com/mW4Al3ZWnl
— B/R Football (@brfootball) February 11, 2022
Manchester United have looked dreadful far too often this season. That was also evident in the recent 0-0 draw with Burnley, in which the team dominated the first half but was controlled in the second.
The appointment of caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick led to rapidly improved performance, but recent weeks have been frustrating. Manchester United are not scoring as many goals as it should and are giving up easy goals on a regular basis.
The rest of David De Gea’s interview transcript is bound to worry fans. The Spanish goalkeeper leads the Premier League with 84 saves this season, but he claims the statistic is a negative one. He stated:
“I don’t know if that’s a good thing Teams create a lot of chances against us. But that’s what I’m here for: trying to stop goals, help the team however I can and this year things are going well in that regard.”
De Gea stated that his defence was aware that it was required to improve and that it had been difficult recently. He stated:
“Ralf Rangnick wants us to be intense, to always press and be on the front foot. We know we have to defend better and we’re trying, but it’s hard.”
It is clear that the club’s senior leadership is causing a slew of problems. There are also obvious issues, such as the lack of a defensive midfielder and club captain Harry Maguire’s defensive discrepancies. Manchester United is also in the market for a new permeant manager, and a number of senior players could leave in the summer.