It's a debate that is on repeat for nearly with people siding with Lindegaard, while others are backing David de Gea as the heir to throne of King Edwin. Both, last season offered a lot to be desired with Lindegaard's superior aerial ability, but lacking the cat like reflexes of De Gea needed to produce match winning saves. I, myself believe that De Gea will become both the United custodian for the next 15-20 years but also the Spanish goalkeeping slot, replacing Saint Iker.
His potential and ability is doubtless although he is still deemed as a weak link when the going becomes tough especially dealing with crosses, but you only develop when making mistakes and the process of recovering from that defines from a mediocre goalkeeper and a great one. De Gea has shown that against Fulham that after conceding a soft second goal, he ultimately went on to save us and his reward? Dropped for the game vs Southampton.
Last season, Sir Alex explained his rotation between Lindegaard and De Gea as he wanted to give De Gea a rest once in a while, in the hope of helping him to adapt to the Premier League. De Gea struggled and was replaced by Lindegaard by mid January, but destiny has it that Lindegaard got injured in training and thus allowing De Gea to reestablish himself as the undisputed no.1. I believe that while De Gea committed several errors in the last term, he maintained good form and started to get a rhythm going and that was interrupted every time he was rotated.
De Gea started strongly this season again, with a stunning performance vs Everton on the opening fixture and again produced several world-class saves vs Fulham too, so I was a bit disappointed that Sir Alex has dropped again, fearing that he might of got bullied by Lambert and Co. yet how will we know if he can deal with it, if he isn't given the chance to prove so and as it's vs Southampton, a newly promoted side, a good chance to prove his improvements in the air.
Sir Alex now has a tough decision ahead, reinstating De Gea and trust his talents while waiting for him to develop on the air, ultimately ending up with one of the best goalkeepers in the world. On the other hand, he can continue with Lindegaard, who is seen as the 'safe' option yet on today's display Lindegaard looked nervy at times and his kicking was appalling, almost costing us the match.
Again, De Gea is my choice as he is the more talented goalkeeper, while no doubt others will disagree.
Who's your number for the season and then the foreseeable future, leave your comment below