- Feb 15, 2012
I think a lot got made of this during the world cup because he didn't save any penalties think he faced something like 8 and let in 8 but from memory there was only 1 he could get anywhere near.Everytime there is a pen against us, you know it will be a goal unless they miss the target. De Gea is awful at penalties, he needs to improve this.
You get some keepers who are penalty specialists there was a guy in Spain who was a pretty average keeper but his penalty record was over 50% saved think he was called Diego Lopez.
Not everyone is good at saving penalties De Gea I think for Utd has saved 2 maybe 3 penalties in normal play but really you shouldn't be blaming your keeper for not saving penalties as in that situation he's not in charge. Schmeichel didn't save many penalties either.
However, I do think he can improve because I think he falls for the players who wait for him to move trick I think if he stays up longer he will save against these guys because his reflexes are so good but normally he tends to be someone who picks a side and goes early.