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Pepe Reina’s form has been unreliable in his showings so far this season.
The Spaniard, who had an exceptional reputation for the Reds, has been inconsistent, with his weakened efforts, harvesting poor mistakes.
Against Arsenal and Hearts, Reina made unacceptable blunders, something Liverpool can’t contend with, considering their current position in the league (17th).
There is no doubt that Reina can improve on his current form, and help, rather than hinder, Brendan Rodgers' side. It’s a transition period for the Reds, and while Reina has lived through change, it is still something he has to adapt to.
This weekend will be an opportunity for Reina to bury his skeletons and re-ignite his reputation as a fan favorite. If Reina can succeed on goal when pitted against United, his lackluster performances will be forgiven in a heartbeat.
David de Gea is now a choice goalie for Ferguson
De Gea looked extremely impressive against Galatasaray during the week, and if he puts on another strong performance against their biggest historic rivals, he will surely continue as Ferguson’s number one man in front of the net.
At 21 years of age, De Gea is in his prime, and only has room for improvement. He has gained experience from his rookie season at United last year, conveying his shot-stopping ability, fast reflexes and his capability to distribute the ball successfully.