Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has come out to say that Jan Oblak is the only man who can replace David de Gea.
Rio, however, revealed that he still thinks Mufc should stick by their current No.1 for the time being.
According to him, David de Gea is not the exception and he would keep getting criticized whenever he makes mistkaes, so it is up to him to do better and regain the trust of the fans.
He added that Dean Henderson is still a young goalkeeper and bringing him now would be a big gamble for the Red Devils.
His words, “He needs to give De Gea that challenge and drive, and this lad could be the answer.
“Henderson’s got the hunger and desire to get into that top spot at United.”
“Who are you going to get that is out there right now? Dean Henderson is a young goalkeeper, it’s a big gamble,”
“Who is out there right now that could be bought, that is able to be a world-class goalkeeper at Manchester United? The only one I see is Oblak but can you get him out of Atletico Madrid?
“If you do, how much would you have to spend? An obscene amount of money. I say, stick with [De Gea]. He’s earned the right to be stuck with.”
“When people make mistakes, they’re open to criticism, that’s just the way football is,”
“David de Gea is not the exception. He’s made mistakes, glaring mistakes in big games. Notably, the game yesterday in the semi-final against Chelsea at Wembley.
“Yes, he should be doing better. I’ve played with David, he’s his own biggest critic. He’ll be sitting at home going through the situations to make sure he gets rid of these mistakes that he’s making at the moment.
“I watched the game with my boys at home and I was flabbergasted to see them go past David because he’s a top-drawer goalkeeper. It’s disappointing. As a Manchester United fan, you want to defend your players but he’s not in a position to be defended.
“Has David de Gea been making mistakes? Yes, he has. Is he low on confidence? Yes, he is. Has he got the character to come back, has he proved his character in years gone by? Yes, he has.
“He came to Manchester United as a 19-year-old. Question marks straight away, ‘is he good enough, is he too slim, is he too frail? He’s not ready to be Manchester United’s goalkeeper’. He dispelled all of those comments through hard work, determination and quality.
“He’s been Player of the Year four of the last six years. When there was inconsistencies at Manchester United, he was the consistent factor. Yes, he’s had a bad spell, confidence is low, does that mean you get rid of him?”