With Leicester set to meet United on Sunday, Schmeichel said media coverage of De Gea’s performances could give viewers the impression the Spaniard was constantly making mistakes.
Premier League: David de Gea needs Dean Henderson competition at Manchester United, says Dimitar Berbatov
De Gea has come under scrutiny this season, particularly after his performance during United’s 3-1 defeat by Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final with goals from Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount coming following his errors.
Premier League: David de Gea ‘mentally strong enough’ to overcome FA Cup semi-final errors, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defended Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea from criticism after the latter's mistakes cost them the semi-final against Chelsea.
Premier League: Alan Shearer says time has come for Manchester United to replace David de Gea with Dean Henderson
A string of errors from De Gea have prompted calls for him to be replaced as first choice by Henderson, who is drawing praise for his showings on loan at Sheffield United.
FA Cup: David De Gea's slip-ups help Chelsea beat Manchester United 3-1, set up all-London final with Arsenal
After their 3-1 victory over Manchester United in the semi-final, Chelsea return to the Wembley Stadium on 1 August to face Arsenal, who had handed Manchester City a 2-0 loss on Saturday.
De Gea, 29, has won United’s Player of the Year award four times since arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2011 but the club has won the Premier League just once during his nine seasons at Old Trafford.
Premier League: David de Gea must go back to basics to boost his confidence, says former Manchester United captain Gary Neville
De Gea deflected Steven Bergwijn’s shot into his own net in a 1-1 Premier League draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Friday and the Spaniard was lambasted by another United captain, Roy Keane, who said he was “sick to death” of the goalkeeper.
Premier League: Roy Keane 'sick to death' of David de Gea in rant at Manchester United's performance against Tottenham
During a halftime rant on Sky Sports, Roy Keane said he was “flabbergasted” by errors from centre back Maguire and De Gea as Steven Bergwijn raced through to score past the Spaniard.
Premier League: Everton, Manchester United draw in thrilling contest; wily Wolves fight back to beat Tottenham
There was VAR drama in stoppage time in the match between Manchester United and Everton, when the Toffees thought they had scored a winner.
Premier League: Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says team took 'strides forward' in 2-0 loss against Liverpool
Solskjaer was adamant his players showed signs of improvement at Anfield as United continue to chase a top-four finish this season
League Cup: First-half goalfest sees Manchester City cruise to semi-final first-leg win over rivals United
In the end, Manchester City came away from Old Trafford on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory but with a hint of frustration that the score wasn't even bigger after a one-sided first leg of the English League Cup semi-finals
Premier League: Chelsea beat Tottenham as racism protocol gets implemented for 1st time; De Gea howler gifts Watford win
FIFA’s protocol for dealing with discrimination at football games was implemented for the first time in the Premier League on Sunday with three stadium announcements during a London derby between Tottenham and Chelsea after racist abuse was reported by Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger.
Premier League: From Vincent Kompany's undeniable presence to Eden Hazard's sublime skill, a look at Firstpost's 'Team of Decade'
After ten years of non-stop action and some truly excellent football, let's take a look at players that made this decade special in our Premier League Team of the Decade
Premier League: David De Gea says Manchester United's inconsistent form could be because of lack quality in certain areas
Manchester United have won only two of their last eight Premier League games to drop out of the top four and the Old Trafford club now sit ninth in the standings.
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: In-form Alvaro Morata returns to Spain squad; Sergio Busquets only Barcelona player to feature
Spain have already qualified for Euro 2020 ahead of their final two group matches at home to Malta on 15 November and Romania on 18 November
Liverpool have won 17 league matches in a row. One short of Manchester City's record of 18. It is fitting that the club's record-equaling challenge comes at Old Trafford, which remains Klopp's final frontier.
Premier League: Paul Pogba set to miss Manchester United's clash with Liverpool due to injury, David De Gea doubtful
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted midfield star Paul Pogba will miss Sunday's Premier League clash with bitter rivals Liverpool while goalkeeper David De Gea is also a major injury doubt.
Premier League: David de Gea claims this is his 'most difficult time' at Manchester United following Newcastle loss
United goalkeeper De Gea admitted this is the toughest time he has experienced since moving to Old Trafford in 2011.
David de Gea, 28, who had been linked with a return to Spain with Real Madrid for several seasons, has put pen to paper on a new four-year deal
Premier League: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes David de Gea's future at club will be resolved soon
As it stands, the 28-year-old would be free to speak to any European clubs from 1 January and leave next summer on a free transfer.