Stan Collymore poses Man United question about David De Gea

The former Liverpool FC star emphasises David De Gea's importance to Man United

By James Westwood
Man United goalkeeper David De Gea Photo: The Sport Review

Stan Collymore has questioned whether Man United would be worse off without David De Gea in between the sticks.

Jose Mourinho’s men have endured a difficult start to the season after dropping eight points in their first six matches of the new Premier League campaign.

Manchester United slumped to a 1-1 home draw against Wolves on Saturday to compound their misery and left them even further behind table-toppers Liverpool, much to the dismay of supporters across Manchester.

De Gea has once again been a fixture in the squad as the last line of defence and his displays have already bailed the team out of trouble on numerous occasions this term.

Collymore has suggested that Man United would be worse off without the Spaniard.

Collymore told the Daily Mirror: “Where would United be without him? De Gea made two key saves from Wolves ‘ Raul Jimenez and Willy Boly to ensure that the home draw against Wolves didn’t get even worse.”

The pundit’s comments will certainly be food for thought for Mourinho, who has come under pressure for his negative tactics in the media in recent months.

Man United seem to invite pressure at the moment, which their current crop of defenders cannot cope with and thusly De Gea has had to come to the rescue to save his team.

Next up for Mourinho’s men is a long trip to the English capital to fulfill their Premier League commitments on Saturday against West Ham.

Manchester United must surely win the top flight clash to ease the pressure on Mourinho and get their domestic campaign back on track.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
ATP Awards: Federer, Nadal and Djokovic headline nominees again, but fresh names emerge
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning house in Madrid
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Basel 2018: Roger Federer is home again – naturally
The Sport Review
Jack Wilshere sends advice to Arsenal about Aaron Ramsey
The Sport Review
Unai Emery raves about Mesut Ozil after Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Leicester