Erik ten Hag defends David de Gea despite his blunder against West Ham

Erik ten Hag believes David de Gea is the one of the reasons they are in the top 4 of the Premier League.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has come out in defense of goalkeeper David de Gea following his mistake in their recent 1-0 defeat to West Ham. Despite the Spanish shot-stopper’s error leading to the only goal of the game, ten Hag emphasized the significant contributions De Gea has made to the team throughout the season.

Speaking after the match in the press conference as a video posted by football daily UK on Instagram Ten Hag acknowledged De Gea’s mistake but also stressed the invaluable role he has played in Manchester United’s campaign. “Yes, David made a mistake today, and we cannot overlook that fact,” said the Dutch manager. “However, it is important to remember that we would not be in this position without him. David has been exceptional for us this season, making crucial saves and keeping us in many games.”

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Indeed, De Gea’s performances have been instrumental in Manchester United’s push for success this season. The experienced goalkeeper has consistently showcased his shot-stopping abilities, often rescuing the team from difficult situations. His agility, reflexes, and command of the penalty area have earned him the trust and admiration of both his teammates and supporters. Ten Hag further highlighted De Gea’s overall contribution to the team’s journey.