Manchester United conceded a 95th-minute equaliser in their pulsating 3-3 draw with Everton on Saturday night – and the Red Devils faithful believe David de Gea was to blame.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were denied a win at Old Trafford deep into stoppage time, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin turning in the most dramatic of equalisers to snatch a point for the Toffees.
United had stormed into a 2-0 lead in the first half thanks to Edinson Cavani’s header and a sensational Bruno Fernandes strike, only for quick-fire goals from Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez to bring the visitors level seven minutes after the restart.
Scott McTominay then headed home what looked like the winner 20 minutes from time, but it was Everton who had the last laugh when Calvert-Lewin pounced on a loose ball in the box and converted from close range to cap a six-goal thriller in Manchester.
Solskjaer refused to pin the blame on any individual player in his post-match interview with Sky Sports, insisting his team could have defended better collectively.
However, United fans have taken to social media to criticise De Gea for his role in Calvert-Lewin’s equaliser, accusing the goalkeeper of being too hesitant to pounce on the loose ball himself.
One supporter commented: “Not much room at the highest level for a keeper who's afraid to get hurt #degea”.
Another posted: “[Dean] Henderson in from now til the end of the season, DeGea gave up his right to be number 1 by showing he's not willing to put himself on the line. #MUFC”
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A third said: “DeGea two big mistakes and first and the last goal not brave enough to come out should have won the game easily with a clean sheet”.
While one came to this brutal conclusion: “As much as I hate to say this, it is evident that David deGea is past his best.”
Solskjaer admitted the late equaliser was a real kick in the teeth for his side, having only conceded three shots on target in the whole game.
“We played some good football in the second half but conceded three goals from three shots on target,” he said.
“When have three shots between the post and you concede three it's disappointing of course.”
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