Manchester United are seemingly unstoppable at the moment, enjoying a rich vein of form that has seen them unbeaten since way before the World Cup began.
Most of their success is owed to the cutthroat attitude of Erik ten Hag, who has slowly worked his way through the squad, brutally removing those who do not align with his philosophies.
That, therefore, makes David De Gea’s continued presence somewhat baffling, considering his lack of proficiency with the ball at his feet.
For context, the Dutch manager’s main goalkeeper at Ajax was Andre Onana, who, in his penultimate season in the Eredivisie, recorded an immense 80% pass accuracy.
Meanwhile, the Spaniard has only managed a 67% pass accuracy.
It is for this reason that surely the 32-year-old will start to be phased out eventually, with Jordan Pickford potentially poised to take that mantle.
That was per the claims of Fabrizio Romano, who spoke on Wednesday morning about the Red Devils’ reported interest in the 28-year-old.