6 of David de Gea's most high-profile errors 

  • David de Gea is no stranger to high-profile errors and as such, we take a look at 6 of the most costly goal-keeping mistakes in his career.
Daksh Shukla
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Modified 16 Feb 2020, 09:47 IST

#3 Ismaïla Sarr's tame effort unsaved

Ismaïla Sarr
Ismaïla Sarr

Watford 2-0 Manchester United | 22nd December 2019 | Premier League

De Gea's latest mistake, which came during Manchester United's 2-0 loss to Watford in December last year, was arguably the worst of the lot. The 29-year-old was somehow unable to keep out Ismaïla Sarr's tame effort from inside the box. It would have even been an embarrassing mistake for a Sunday League goalkeeper.

Sarr found space in the box early in the second half and hit a bouncing shot that should have been easy enough to deal with. However, De Gea made a complete and utter mess of it, misjudging the ball and dropping it right in the back of his net for 1-0.

The Hornets soon scored another goal courtesy of Troy Deeney, who converted from the spot to win all three points for them.

#4 Comical error against Sunderland

Manchester United 2-1 Sunderland | 22nd January 2014 | League Cup Semi-Finals

De Gea fumbled an easy save to gift Sunderland a goal in the dying minutes of extra time during their League Cup semi-final clash in January 2014.

Manchester United looked set to progress to a Wembley final on away goals as the final whistle loomed in the second leg at Old Trafford. However, De Gea allowed a tame shot from Phil Bardsley to slip out of his grasp and over the line, allowing Gus Poyet’s men to move ahead on aggregate with one minute of extra-time remaining.

Javier Hernandez responded almost immediately to send the tie to penalties and the Red Devils were ultimately beaten after scoring just one out of five from the spot

Published 16 Feb 2020, 09:47 IST
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