How Lindelof Reacted To David De Gea’s Mistake Against Everton

Victor Lindelof Action.

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Manchester United have failed to exploit the opportunity they received to edge a little closer to Chelsea, as their clash against Everton ended in a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park last night.

The goal the Red Devils conceded was a horrible mistake from David De Gea’s part and the story has become quite trending on the internet. The Spaniard took too long to clear the ball, which when he finally did, blasted back off the encroaching Calvert-Lewin’s legs into the empty net behind.

With the defence line working more efficiently lately, the Mancunian side acquired five clean sheets in their last six games. Consequently, De Gea solely shouldered all the criticism for last night’s lacklustre result as they failed to ascertain their supremacy in the 90 minutes.

Regardless, amidst all the disappointed eyes at the Spain international during the game, Victor Lindelof has set a good example with his mature reaction soon after.

Unaccompanied by any hesitation, the Swedish was seen racing back to the empty post to retrieve the ball and encouraged the keeper to get rallied, providing him with the reassurance that they still have plenty of time at their disposal to win back what was momentarily lost.

Having received a pat on the back from his compatriot, De Gea tracked back to guard the net as Lindelof got the ball upfield whilst the home side celebrated for the early opener.

The noteworthy gesture from the Swedish defender has got right into the hearts of the supporters which has even facilitated the process of forgiving the Spanish keeper by the Old Trafford faithful.

Disregarding the occasional errors, the 29-year-old still is hailed as one of the best keepers in the world. He has risen to occasion multiple times for the Red Devils and saved the English side from even more crucial situations than these on numerous occasions.