Jose Mourinho sympathised with David de Gea post Spain’s 3-3 draw against Portugal in the FIFA World Cup 2018.
The Manchester United goalkeeper was at fault for the second goal his side conceded from Cristiano Ronaldo’s venomous long-range effort.
Spain led the match 3-2 at one stage, before Ronaldo equalised with a stunning free-kick in the closing stages. But it was Ronaldo’s second goal which saw the goalkeeper commit a howler, as the ball somehow slipped past the Spaniard’s hands.
De Gea’s club manager, Jose Mourinho, was quick to defend the 27-year-old, and said that it was a bad mistake, but it sometime happens to the best players.
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“It’s my boy. It hurts me to say it, but he knows. He knows it’s a bad mistake. It’s a mistake that he doesn’t make with us, with United. He was our Player of the Season, fantastic performances. But that happens to the best,” claimed Jose, who is working as a pundit for RT.
The Portuguese was hopeful for the goalkeeper, however, and claimed that the custodian will turn up for the next match and not be afraid.
“The good thing with the best is that in the next match he’ll be there, not afraid. Confident to go and ready to help the team. It is a goal with David’s face,” Jose added.
De Gea was adjudged Manchester United‘s Player of the Year for the 2017-18 season after another series of fantastic performances.
In fact, the Red Devils are currently working on a deal to have the Spaniard commit to the club for many years to come.