'If only Man Utd had a decent keeper!' – De Gea slated after howler against Arsenal
Posted On March 22, 2019
The Spain international hardly had his finest moment when he let in an easy goal against the Gunners
After a stellar season in 2017-18, it hasn’t been the greatest few months for David de Gea.
First the goalkeeper had as sub-par World Cup as Spain were shockingly eliminated at the last-16 stage by Russia.
De Gea’s patchy form has continued into the Premier League season, with the Manchester United goalkeeper struggling to display the same consistency that he did last term.
The latest blight on De Gea’s record came in Wednesday’s Premier League match against Arsenal at Old Trafford.
De Gea failed to hold Shkodran Mustafi’s header from a corner kick, instead awkwardly pushing the ball over his head and just over the line for the game’s opening goal 26 minutes in.
It was an awful goal to concede for the struggling Red Devils, and social media began to light up immediately after the howler.
De Gea was likely the most relieved person at Old Trafford just four minutes later, when Anthony Martial equalised for United to make it 1-1.
And the Spain goalkeeper did partially make amends in the second half, as he made a number of good saves in an eventual 2-2 draw.