Coach Erik ten Hag praised David de Gea for the crucial save in MU’s win over Brentford, although he also made a mistake that nearly cost the Red Devils a goal.
MU took the lead before Brentford in the 27th minute after a close-range finish from Marcus Rashford, but David de Gea’s mistake almost caused the Red Devils to concede a goal. Accordingly, the goalkeeper born in 1990 handled it too slowly after the situation of Martinez’s return.
Instead of sending the ball quickly up, De Gea handled it slowly to let Ivan Toney close. The former Atletico star then shot the ball straight at the opponent’s striker. The ball bounced back to MU’s goal, fortunately, it missed the post instead of flying into the net.
However, he took the blame when he denied Kevin Schade’s close shot in the 67th minute. De Gea went out to narrow the corner and then won the visitors’ man in the face-to-face. . Coach Erik ten Hag was pleased with the Spaniard’s performance, he told BBC Sport:
“When you need De Gea, he will appear. We also made a mistake and fortunately they did not benefit, and De Gea was also the main character in this situation. He had a distraction, but De Gea also had a couple of excellent saves. I’m satisfied with what he did.”
De Gea’s contract with MU expires in the summer of 2023, when asked about the future of the 32-year-old player. Coach Ten Hag added: “Of course, we want him to stay. However, everything depends on the negotiation process between him and the club, I cannot interfere.”