De Gea agrees with ex-boss – admits being named POTY shows Man Utd are in trouble

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David De Gea has agreed with Jose Mourinho’s opinion that it is a bad sign for a club if a goalkeeper is routinely named their player of the year.

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The Spanish shot-stopper was handed the Players’ Player of the Year award after a turbulent 2021/22 for the Red Devils. He has previously won the Player of the Year award four times.

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Ralf Rangnick replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on an interim basis last year before Erik ten Hag became the club’s permanent boss at the end of the season.

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United ended up finishing sixth in the league, 35 points behind title winners Manchester City and 13 off Tottenham in fourth.

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During an interview with the Telegraph, De Gea was reminded that Mourinho once said there is no clearer sign of problems at a club than when a goalkeeper is winning player of the year awards.

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The 31-year-old agreed with this statement, noting that it must be a striker or a midfielder who wins such an award.

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He said: “It’s good for me individually, of course, I love to win trophies but I totally agree with what [Mourinho] said. It must be a striker, a midfielder [who wins that award], that’s what needs to happen but this season it’s going to be another player or striker, for sure.”

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Speaking about United’s 2021/22 campaign, De Gea did not hold back, saying: “For me, for everyone, it was a very tough season, embarrassing sometimes.

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“Some games were a mess, a disaster. So we should learn from last season that cannot happen again because it was tough, it was painful to be there – not capable to win games, losing games 4-0 or 5-0. It was unacceptable. Sometimes you have to feel pain to go up and keep going.”

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On if last term was the lowest point of his career, the Spain goalkeeper replied: “Probably, in the way we played, the way we conceded chances.”

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