David De Gea committed another last-minute error against Aston Villa causing Manchester United’s undefeated streak under Erik ten Hag to come to an end.
In the first half, the Red Devils were flying high and up 2-0 thanks to a goal scored by Jadon Sancho and an own goal scored by Matty Cash.
But Villa started to fight back with a curling shot from outside the penalty area courtesy of Leon Bailey. Afterward, Villa drew the game with the very last kick of the ball courtesy of Calum Chambers.
Chambers scored the equalizer with a header that was more or less a free header, but De Gea received a lot of criticism on social media for being really reluctant to come out to stop the corner that was swung in.
Ten Hag is not going to be happy about the fact that the Spanish goalkeeper has shown a lack of daring and proactiveness in situations like these throughout his time with United, as this is something that the Dutch coach will not be happy about.
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De Gea got lucky earlier in the first half when, in a circumstance that was very identical to the one that occurred later, he made a monumental error in goal and was only saved by the fact that Ezri Konsa was unable to stab the ball into the net.
United will play their next match on July 30 against Atletico Madrid in Oslo, Norway. The following day, on Sunday, July 31, they will host Rayo Vallecano for their farewell match at Old Trafford.
David De Gea and game-ruining blunders
During Manchester United’s Pre-season game against Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon, David de Gea committed his most recent blunder in goal.
Even the finest goalkeepers in the world make mistakes from time to time, but after the 2018 World Cup, De Gea’s gaffes of this caliber seem to have become an unsettlingly frequent occurrence.
Despite their poor sixth-place finish in the Premier League last season, Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has stated that he is still as dedicated to the Red Devils as ever.
One of United’s greatest performers throughout a terrible season that saw them miss out on Champions League qualification and prolong their excruciatingly long trophyless streak for yet another year was De Gea.
The Spanish stopper, who had briefly been replaced by Dean Henderson during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure as manager, helped United out of jams on numerous occasions to reclaim his position as the team’s first-choice stopper.
Despite United’s slow decline since De Gea joined them from Atletico Madrid in 2011, he is now sure that he wants to remain there for the remainder of his career.