David De Gea suffered, what appears to be, a muscular injury in Spain’s 1-1 draw with Sweden in European Championship qualifiers last night. With the gargantuan fixture of Liverpool at home on the horizon, Can Sergio Romero step up to the plate?
In short the answer would be ‘nobody can replace what Dave has done for us’. David De Gea remains one of the finest goalkeepers in the game and is up there with the best of them in the Premier League era. Those are massive shoes for anyone to fill.
Manchester United vs Liverpool is a derby. The two most successful teams in English football history, two of the biggest worldwide fan bases in the world, it truly is clash of the titans when the two teams meat in the north east of England. Spain has their ‘El Classico’, Scotland have their ‘Old Firm’ and even the French have ‘Le Classique’. In many ways Manchester United vs Liverpool, whatever the state of the two clubs, is ‘the classic’ of England (pound for anyone who can coin a better name).
One man that has really shone in this fixture I none other than the bearded genius between the sticks. Whether its Phil Jones getting skinned by a prime Luis Suarez or Joel Matip being left unmarked in the box, David De Gea has always come to United’s rescue in recent years in this fixture. Not only has the Spaniard saved us from embarrassment in the tie he has also helped maintain some vital leads. If anything, he is a legend of the fixture.
If reports are to be believed, De Gea’s injury should come as a blow to Ole as it’s muscular. We could see him fit for Sunday and we could see him side-lined for months. With the odds in favour for Liverpool to get a result, the news is what none of us reds wanted to hear last night. Unlike many other clubs though we have what I believe to be the greatest number 2 goalkeeper in football… Sergio Romero.
At Old Trafford, Sergio Romero in 22 starts is unbeaten at the theatre of dreams. 17 wins and 5 draws is a brilliant record, he’s also kept 6 clean sheets out of 7 Premier League games. And if you think I’m going to use stats to say we have a chance of winning against Liverpool… then your absolutely correct.
If the players can at least get up for this Liverpool game I personally don’t predict an onslaught like so many others do. If there is one game on the fixture list the players din’t need encouragent for, it’s Liverpool at home. The way I see it, no Dave No problem.