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Problem is they just dont pump the ball into the box in Spain like we do in English football.
He has proven time and again he just cant cope with dangerous balls into a crowded box.
The likes of Allardyce and Pullis will target him and have success, so if he cant adapt and fast he needs to ship back to spain. I cant see why he cant learn this given his talent and age?
Fantastic shot stopper & incredible relfexes, but he should palm the ball around the post instead of gifting strikers rebounds.
Defoe almost scored like Sturridge did.
I would have relabelled it as concerned about inaccurate palming or punching of the ball, the reason I would call it concerned is that it's problem that can be corrected in training and would benefit wide players in producing much more accurate crossing for him to catch, though he may have to miss the odd match, due to bruising from landing on the ground with a bump.
I do think it's something he needs to learn, but I think he's good enough that we should give him at least another season to show improvement. He's showing signs of improving in his control of his defence, and he's already a great shot-stopper.
He is playing in a league where, as you say, goalies are treated very differently. I think he's adapting well, and is learning. I agree it's one of the things I watch to gauge his development.
and spurs could have equalised a lot earlier than they did but for 3 excellent saves by de Gea. Wonder what Hansen had to say last week about all those mistakes by Reina - one kick almost gifted a goal to utd.
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Hansen is completely biased and wants anyone but United to win another title, so we should discount his comments.
I agree that De Gea stopped Spurs equalising earlier than they did. If they had there was only going to be one winner, so you could say he gained United a point as much if not more than anyone else.
However there remains the 'weakness' of dealing with high balls in his six yard box under pressure. As long as this persists it will be an obvious liability for United. If he succeeds in overcoming his reluctance to deal with these decisively, he will become an outstanding keeper in the EPL. If he doesn't, he will become an outstanding keeper in La Liga. Jury is still out.