Oh I'm sorry so its the forwards who let a ball slip through their hands against Chelsea or who kicked the ball to an Atletico player when we were fully in control of the match in extra time and then let in two more fairly soft goals in after that was it? Using your argument no goalie is ever guilty of losing a match because its the bloody forwards who should have scored more goals, what a lovely get out clause for Keepers!
What are you rambling on about? My point was he wasn't only one to blame for those results, not to deflect all the blame off Adrian who did make those errors.
BTW we have competition for places in all areas of the pitch, why not goalkeeper? For example do you not think that if Dean Henderson had stayed at Man Utd this season he would have got games when De Gea was going through his wobbly patch, I'm fairly certain he would and that's how reserve goalies get their chance to break through. If they can't break through then they are learning their trade with the best and can move on in a few years time, but I'd much rather have a really promising young keeper as reserve than some over the hill "experienced" keeper just in it for a final pay day.
I agree with competition but goalkeeper is unique position because you don't rotate or sub in keeper to get minutes. It is tough to break through because most situation (like ours) we have a number 1 keeper set in stone.
Your example proves a point I made about young keepers not developing as back-up. if Dean Henderson stayed at Manure he would be 3rd string behind De Gea and Romero, playing PL2 and sitting on the bench for Europa League games. He would of never played enough to show how good he was, just waste away on the bench. Keepers know this which is why unless you throw a boat load of cash they are going to stay away from keeper situation where side already have established number one. Hence why most teams have older keeper who content with sitting on bench and collecting decent wages.
I look over Adrian whole body of work over the season I think he is decent back-up, there is better but I just don't think pressing need. If we fill up other needs then buy another keeper would be good but I would be disappointed if we didn't buy forward, left back or centre back but spent money on back up keeper.