David De Gea was “close to tears” after his side’s defeat in Wednesday’s Manchester Derby
While the Red Devils did perform well in the first half, they conceded twice after the break through Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane.
While Luke Shaw’s failure to keep Bernardo from cutting in and targeting the near post led to the first goal, the second was a combination of United’s backline abysmal positioning and De Gea’s poor form.
The Spanish international should have easily saved Sane’s shot, which deflected off the custodian and went into the back of the net to seal the Sky Blues’ victory at Old Trafford.
Now, the Daily Mail have revealed that after the game, De Gea was almost on the verge of tears, as he took his blunder and the resultant loss a little too hard.
In fact, his mood remained poor the next day as well, with his teammates struggling to console him when he showed up at Carrington for training on Thursday.
However, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remained highly supportive of the out-of-form 28-year-old’s display against the inter-city rivals, having stated: “I think David made some terrific saves as well today. It is every day work for everyone.
“He has high standards, he’s working really hard to improve. When we are having a time like this we need to stick together, batten the hatches down and keep working. We have to come back fighting on Sunday.”