Manchester United’s Champions League dream is over for another year at least. The Red devils were beaten, and beaten well, by an FC Barcelona team who weren’t in a forgiving mood.
The moment of the match came midway through the first half as Lionel Messi made it 2-0 on the night. Uncharacteristically, David de Gea made the fatal error which pretty much killed United’s chances.
Now today, it is being reported by The Sun that after the game, the Spaniard was inconsolable at full-time and could not forgive himself, while also apologising to his teammates, claiming that United could have won the tie if not for his mistake.
At the end of the day, that’s football. The goalkeeping position is the most unforgiving in the game and when you make mistakes they tend to cost your team more often than not.
It’s up to De Gea to pick himself back up because we have some huge fixtures on the horizon, and these games could genuinely be the difference between the goalkeeper being here next campaign or not. Securing a place in the top four is crucial if we’re to keep ahold of our top stars, that much is obvious.
We can’t be made at him. I’m still of the opinion that he’s the best in the world and there is nobody else I would want in between the sticks. Let’s be honest, he’s won us far more games than he has cost us, and we’re still so lucky to call him ours.