What Solskjaer Said About David De Gea’s Mistake Against Watford

Manchester United's David de Gea.

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David de Gea surprisingly holds a major share of the blame for aiding Watford secure a clean win against Manchester United in their shocking clash held at Vicarage Road.

Ismaila Sarr netted a goal in the latter half of the match purely owing to an avoidable mistake commited by the talented goalkeeper.

The Spain international’s failed attempt to catch a scuffed shot from the Watford forward saw his side going one down against a team who just secured their second win of this season.

Later he let in a penalty shot by Troy Deeney, which seemed to have sealed the match for The Hornets.

Nevertheless, when inquired about the error his goalkeeper committed, the club gaffer was protecting the 29-year-old explaining that he has been in a very good shape lately.

Defending the talented player, Solskjaer stated: “David has been very good lately, it is just one of those things that happen. It’s one of those things. He’s been so good in training and focused. One goal is a mistake and the second is penalty. David’s been very confident lately and I don’t look at it any other way.”

With the club manager guarding his back, the Spaniard must muster back the confidence to guard his own goal post in the upcoming fixtures. With numerous lapses in the first part of this year’s campaign, the next half is certainly going to be crucial for the Red Giants in terms of their prestige.