Former Man Utd goalkeeper Mark Bosnich thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could make the “huge decision” to replace David de Gea with Sergio Romero for their final two Premier League matches.
Solskjaer’s side saw an impressive 19-match unbeaten run in all competitions come to a crashing end at an empty Wembley on Sunday, when Chelsea deservedly secured a 3-1 FA Cup semi-final triumph.
Meek Man Utd put in an uncharacteristically disjointed display under the arch, where Olivier Giroud all too easily beat Victor Lindelof to turn home a cross deep in first-half stoppage time.
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De Gea did not cover himself in glory for the opener and was guilty of a shocker within a minute of the second half as Mason Mount’s long-range strike somehow beat him.
Man Utd captain Harry Maguire’s own goal summed up a difficult day for the Red Devils as they will now look to concentrate on securing a top-four finish in the Premier League.
And Bosnich thinks that Solskjaer might have to take the decision to drop De Gea for their final two matches of the season.
“I spoke some weeks ago after that error against Tottenham and I spoke about it from a technical point of view how he seems to be pushing all his balance going forward with his feet,” Bosnich told Sky Sports.
“Especially for the second goal, you pretty much saw that again – that’s why he dived backwards.
“Either he is moving just before they shoot, or more likely that his balance is a little bit too lopsided.
“Once you start diving backwards as a goalkeeper, you are in big trouble.
“He’s been fantastic for Manchester United over a long period, there’s no doubt about that.
“But in these last eight to 12 months there have been a consistency of errors from him that we have not seen before.
“Ole’s got to seriously weigh up does he bring in Romero for these final two games. That’s a huge decision he’s got to make.”
Bosnich added: “It’s so important for the club to get into the Champions League.
“A lot will depend on his mood and the way [De Gea] is around the training ground in the next couple of days because they can ill afford more mistakes like that going into these last two games.
“It’s very difficult to, the only way to get over it is to have another game as soon as you possibly can and to play really well and to go a game mistake free.”