Some fans have slammed Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea after he was beaten at his near post by a long-range effort from Southampton’s Yan Valery.
Southampton delivered the Red Devils a shock when they took the lead in the 26th minute after Valery’s long-range effort flew into the top corner – at first glance the strike looked like an absolute thunderbolt, but rival fans believe De Gea should have done better.
De Gea’s 350th appearance for United certainly hasn’t got off to a great start.
The Red Devils can’t afford to lose this afternoon, with Arsenal vs Tottenham ending in a draw – the chance is there today for United to make some ground on their top four rivals, a loss against relegation candidates Southampton would certainly dent their hopes of finishing in the top four.
Check out the goal below:
— Chief MARCUS ?? (@chiefmarcus_) March 2, 2019
De Gea’s near post again… pic.twitter.com/J54JMMqQMV
— James (@jamesftbI) March 2, 2019
Check out some reaction:
De Gea beaten at the near post again loooool pic.twitter.com/1z2IcQaMUH
— Ajith FC (@ajith_cfc) March 2, 2019
These fans clearly think that United not giving into De Gea’s contract demands is the reason for the error:
De gea : pay me
De gea : k. Lol pic.twitter.com/aO9pW7juO1
— Robbos Pocket (@LFC_TIL_THE_END) March 2, 2019
De Gea holding the club to ransom until you give him the money. Prime contract extension De Gea saves that every time.
— ManUtdMindset (@ManUtdMindset) March 2, 2019
De Gea has to save that, Shaw has to close him down, and we should have scored twice already.
— Jordan Clarke (@FourFourJordan) March 2, 2019
When it’s not straight at De gea he can’t save it. That was a simple save https://t.co/4tQ82dFmRr
— Shazeb (@shazeb923) March 2, 2019
De Gea has to save that
— . (@S_Enanda) March 2, 2019
How the fuck did De Gea not save that… we’ve been shambolic so far. #mufc
— David. (@Rooney_esque) March 2, 2019
De Gea wants 400k a week but doesn't save that? Okay.
— Kyro (@Kyro7) March 2, 2019
De gea has to save that…
— Andrew Doherty (@Andrew__Doherty) March 2, 2019
That small save De Gea can't save..i don't rate him at all?
— sinzuu? (@sinzuugram) March 2, 2019
Pretty poor by de Gea. Should save that
— Dazzmondo (@Dazzmondo95) March 2, 2019
De Gea is still obviously one of the world’s best goalkeepers but unless he improves in this area, the blueprint is out on how to beat him.