David de Gea signs Howler in FA Cup tie against Everton
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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has had a turbulent few years.
Prior to 2018, it seemed like he was single-handedly saving United every week and had a legitimate claim to being the best in the world.
Since then, De Gea’s form has been patchy and impossible to predict. For a while, prompted by a poor 2018 World Cup, costly mistakes seemed to creep into his game on a regular basis. He was later dropped by Spain but even with a general upswing this season, Friday night’s FA Cup game against Everton was a stark reminder of why the 32-year-old is no longer considered world class.
United had taken an early lead through Antony and the hosts looked set to tear Everton to pieces at Old Trafford. But De Gea, dropping an absolute stunner, left the Toffees completely against the flow of play.
The ball was recycled for a second period from an Everton corner. But while United’s outfielders didn’t handle it properly – Casemiro was bowled over by Amadou Onana – few would have expected De Gea to be beaten by such an innocuous cross from Neal Maupay.
Instead of collecting the ball easily with his hands at the near post or even blocking with his legs, De Gea seemed to wobble at exactly the wrong moment.
The ball eventually landed through his legs apart for Conor Coady, who probably couldn’t believe his luck at knocking it into an open goal from a meter away.
What is the goalie doing here…?! 👀
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) January 6, 2023
Roy Keane, the former United captain-turned-pundit, watched it live on ITV at half-time and described the moment as a “shocking mistake” on several occasions.
He continued: “De Gea, it’s like carry on football there. It looks like he’s had a few drinks. It’s almost like the keeper got sent off and an outfield player went in and just doesn’t know what to do. A terrible mistake.”