Jose Mourinho’s David de Gea conundrum

Daniel Blazer
Daniel Blazer
Daniel Blazer
Managing Editor

Jose Mourinho has developed an aura that people believe everything the Manchester United boss does, has an ulterior motive; a point to prove. 

However, football fans and pundits alike, never seem to believe that Mourinho actually does something because he believes it’s the correct thing to do. Maybe Mourinho isn’t always playing Fellaini to prove a point to the powers that be at Old Trafford that he needs to spend money in the summer. Maybe the former Chelsea manager believes that the Belgium international is ideal for the plan he is hoping to implement.

The latest perceived Mourinho mind game involves Real Madrid’s No.1 transfer target, David de Gea, cup ‘keeper, Sergio Romero, and the fast approaching Europa League Final.

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Fans of Manchester United giving themselves every possible chance of picking up their second silverware of the season, are urging Mourinho to play David de Gea against Ajax. But those who like to preach morals and ‘do the right thing’ believe the Red Devils boss must stick with the man who got them there, in Sergio Romero.

Arsenal faced a similar decision with Lukasz Fabianski, when the then-Gunners ‘keeper was already going to leave in the summer, but had been Wenger’s cup goalkeeper for the 2013/14 FA Cup run. But Wenger opted to stick with the now-Swansea player, meaning Wojciech Szczesny, the Gunners No.1 at the time, was forced to remain on the bench.

The decision was easier for Wenger, with Szczesny and Fabianski not too dissimilar in levels of ability, but in David de Gea, the Premier League has one of its finest ever between the sticks. And it’s a dangerous game for Mourinho to play, with a player who deserves such much more than just the one Premier League title in his five years at Old Trafford.

Ultimately it could be a move that pushes de Gea into the arms of Real Madrid.

 

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