Portugal and Spain are currently battling in the World Cup 2018 Group B encounter and it has been a thrilling encounter thus far with Spain leading 3-2.
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring from the penalty spot with an emphatic penalty – before Diego Costa equalised with a brilliant individual effort.
Ronaldo then got on the scoresheet again to give his country a 2-1 lead, however, he has Manchester Utd ‘keeper David de Gea to thank him for it.
The Manchester United goalkeeper has cemented himself as one of the best in the world but made an uncharacteristic error to allow a fairly tame shot to slip through his fingers.
De Gea has been in superb form for the Red Devils this season and was awarded the Premier League’s Golden Glove award for the first time in his career after keeping a clean sheet against West Ham in the Red Devils’ penultimate game to record 18 clean sheets – beating his previous best of 15.
However, it isn’t the first time the United shot-stopper has made a mistake for his country and in the build-up to the finals he allowed Ricardo Rodriguez to tap after parrying new Arsenal right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner’s effort weakly during a friendly against Switzerland.
This has led to some Man Utd fans extraordinarily calling for the club to cancel David de Gea’s new contract which lasts for five years and will end reported interest from Real Madrid, according to the Manchester Evening News.
De Gea disgracing us on the international stage again what else is new. Cancel his contract
— ?? (@kylomartial) June 15, 2018
Is there still time to cancel that De Gea contract renewal? #PORESP
— Duncan Drasdo (@Drasdo) June 15, 2018
Cancel that new contract for De Gea
— Aohara (@aohara42) June 15, 2018
— JOHN jOSEPH McCORMACK ? (@mccormack1987) June 15, 2018
@ManUtd Cancel that De Gea contract
— Mack?? (@MackTheG0at) June 15, 2018
BREAKING: Man Utd cancel contract talks with keeper David De Gea #WorldCup
— EllxsAndrxw? (@EllisAvfc99) June 15, 2018