David de Gea’s nightmarish moment which led him to concede in the first half of Manchester United’s clash with Everton on Sunday has seen him draw level with an unwanted record boasted by goalkeepers of three other clubs.
The Spain stopper will be kicking himself all week after he took too long to clear the ball inside his own penalty area, which he allowed Dominic Calvert-Lewin to score one of the easiest goals of his career as he simply stuck out a leg to block De Gea’s pass.
Albeit rather luckily, the ball rebounded straight into the back of De Gea’s net, giving the Toffees an early advantage at Goodison Park.
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The blunder has inadvertently seen De Gea notch up seven errors leading directly to a goal in the Premier League since the start of last season.
That draws him level with Martin Dubravka of Newcastle, Arsenal’s Bernd Leno and opposition number for Everton Jordan Pickford.
Many United fans tore into De Gea on Twitter after the incident too, insisting that he is barely a shadow of the fantastic goalkeeper he was in recent seasons.
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One wrote: “How many more horrendous cock-ups does De Gea need to make before he loses the 'best goalkeeper in the world' tag?”
“De Gea seriously though, this is sunday league s***!!!” a second exclaimed.
A third put: “Never seen a player decline as quickly as De Gea has.”
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“Love De Gea but it’s probably time for Henderson to replace him. These mistakes are becoming too frequent,” a disappointed fourth tweeted.
While a fifth ranted: “The consistency in De Gea’s errors these past 18 months has been absolutely criminal.”
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