Man Utd fans fume at De Gea and Maguire after poor defending and keeper blunder sees Tottenham score

MANCHESTER UNITED keeper David De Gea has been slammed for not stopping Steven Bergwijn putting Tottenham 1-0 up.

The Spurs winger danced around some feeble challenges from United’s defenders that included Harry Maguire before slamming the ball home.

David De Gea allowed the ball to go through him and into the goal
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But De Gea may feel he could have done better with the ball going straight through him.

And football fans were quick to point out that the Spaniard was to blame for his side falling behind.

Stephen Ludlam posted on Twitter that “De Gea’s decline is massive”, while another added that h only saves shots “if they aren’t straight at him”.

David Konam wrote how he had “slippery hands”, while Alex Proxi posted that he “needs to wake up”.

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United captain Maguire also came in for a bit of criticism for his slack defending.

Eoin McDevitt wrote: “Harry Maguire respectfully maintaining two metres social distance there.”

Warren Ward was left bemused with the England man’s “lack of pace”.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5Live, former Middlesbrough and Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer also thinks De Gea should have done better.

He said: “De Gea has to save it, you would expect a goalkeeper of his quality to save it.


“It was a really hard hit strike from Steven Bergwijn, but I would expect a keeper of his quality to save it, to get body and hands behind it.

“I think he was caught in two minds whether to save it with hands or fist it away.”

Just minutes later De Gea managed to regain his focus to pull off a stunning save to deny Heung-min Son putting Spurs 2-0 up.


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