Time is up for David de Gea and Harry Maguire! Man Utd winners & losers vs Sevilla as error-prone players show they don't belong with Red Devils anymore
David de Gea has served Manchester United well, and Harry Maguire cannot be accused of lacking effort, but they simply cannot continue at the club beyond this season. If that wasn't clear already, then their utterly atrocious performances in a shocking 3-0 defeat (5-2 on aggregate) against Sevilla on Thursday offered sufficient proof.
De Gea is United's longest-serving player and holds the record for keeping more clean sheets than any other Red Devils' goalkeeper. But his nightmarish display in the quarter-final second leg, in which he deserved blame in all three goals, was a devastating confirmation of what many have been thinking but have been afraid to say because of everything he has done for United over the last decade. He is simply not equipped for the demands of modern football. He does not have the ball skills a top goalkeeper needs in 2023.
Maguire is also not good enough on the ball for a central defender at an elite club and even though he only got in the team due to injuries, a top club needs to be able to rely on its squad players and he looks increasingly like a liability.
But the goalkeeper and captain were not the only ones to blame in one of United's worst performances of the season, and there have been plenty of those.
This was an utterly dreadful performance from Erik ten Hag's side and the hardest thing to digest is the fact that they were so impressive in the first leg at Old Trafford before they crumbled late on.
They exit the Europa League in the worst way possible, with potentially more injuries to contend with after Anthony Martial was forced off.
They will now have to lift themselves up from the floor for Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against the in-form and dynamic Brighton.
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