Danny Murphy explains why Manchester United should consider dropping David de Gea and recalls when it happened to two Liverpool stars


Danny Murphy explains why Manchester United should consider dropping David de Gea and recalls when it happened to two Liverpool stars

Danny Murphy insists Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is not undroppable – and recalls when Steven Gerrard and Michael Owen suffered the same fate at Liverpool.

De Gea is widely considered the world’s best goalkeeper, but three huge mistakes in United’s last four games have raised serious questions about his place in the Red Devils’ starting XI.

Chelsea were the latest club to benefit when the Spaniard spilled at the feet of Marcos Alonso during Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

The costly mistake, which follows high-profile errors against Barcelona and Manchester City, put a huge dent in United’s slim top-four hopes – and Murphy suggests it might be time to take De Gea out the firing line.

De Gea’s mistake proved costly

He told talkSPORT: “It was a really bad mistake; it changed the dynamic of the game and deflated Manchester United.

“It brings up a wider point: is any player undroppable? You should never ever be in a position where a player is undroppable.

“De Gea has a year left on his contract and we don’t know whether he wants to leave or whether he wants to stay.