David de Gea was accused of missing bravery by Premier League legend David James because the goalkeeper got here in for scrutiny after Everton’s late equaliser towards Manchester United.
The Toffees made it 3-Three with just about the final kick of the sport at Outdated Trafford on Sunday, to safe a share of the spoils.
De Gea had already come below criticism for failing to save lots of Everton’s first, netted by Abdoulaye Doucoure, earlier than then not doing extra to cease Dominic Calvert-Lewin from scoring the essential equalising aim.
James, who performed 572 top-flight matches, believes De Gea doesn’t have the bravery to dive at gamers to win the ball, and would slightly be reactive than proactive as a keeper.
This shines a damaging gentle on the United glovesman, particularly compared together with his cross-town goalkeeper rival – Man City’s Ederson.
“I feel, technically, the primary aim wasn’t good,” James stated on the Heat Up on talkSPORT. “Diving backwards and parrying the ball, slightly than diving forwards and knocking it away and saving the second shot…
“David de Gea is just not famend for his bravery. This isn’t one thing that hasn’t occurred earlier than and within the Champions League there was the same scenario the place he didn’t come out.
“The issue David de Gea has is when he doesn’t block it, it appears to be like like he’s not courageous sufficient. If he blocks it it’s the perfect save on the planet.
“It’s very polarising in that sense.
“Diving out head-first at folks’s toes; he hasn’t carried out it earlier than, and there’s no motive he’ll begin doing it now.
“Check out Ederson at Man City; he’ll put his head at anybody’s toes as a result of he’s courageous as a lion, and arguably the perfect goalkeeper within the Premier League in the mean time.
“Having stated that, he hasn’t had essentially the most saves to make as Man City’s defence is nice.
“With David de Gea, the stress will likely be on him.
“I wouldn’t criticise him for what he usually does, as a result of in that scenario you’ll anticipate him to do what he usually does and never dive in head-first.”