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A mistake from De Gea in second-half injury time cost United victory in the final match of their pre-season tour of Australia on Saturday.
The Spaniard failed to deal with a corner in the closing seconds, allowing Calum Chambers to head in an equaliser for Villa, with the game finishing 2-2.
It is the first match United have failed to win under new manager Erik ten Hag.
A compilation video of De Gea's uncharacteristically poor performance was posted on Twitter after full-time and has already racked up thousands of views. Check it out below.
David de Gea vs Aston Villa 🇪🇸🧤pic.twitter.com/XJUI3Isr6F— ︎Deano fan🇬🇧™️ (@SeazonDeano) July 23, 2022
United had looked on course for victory when Jadon Sancho put his side ahead before an own goal from Matty Cash handed the Red Devils a 2-0 lead at the break.
But Villa found a route back into the match when Leon Bailey managed to curl a well-placed shot past De Gea just minutes after the restart.
Bailey came close to equalising later in the half after rounding De Gea but his shot was blocked by Harry Maguire on the line.
Earlier in the half, De Gea had failed to deal with a corner and he made the same mistake in injury time, appearing to duck under the ball allowing Chambers to score.
Horrible from de gea?? Wtf was that— J. (@StonedBatxx) July 23, 2022
De Geas tragic— Hultaman (@HultamanUTD) July 23, 2022
De Gea seriously?— Steven (@UtdSteven) July 23, 2022
Shocking second half, what was De Gea doing there? R.I.P to us in the second half of games in the premier league— Daniel Zarelli (@UTDZar) July 23, 2022
United fans were quick to criticise the goalkeeper after full-time.
"Horrible from de gea?? Wtf was that," wrote one supporter on Twitter.
Another added: "Shocking second half, what was De Gea doing there?"
Ten Hag was also critical of his players after the final whistle but said the draw could be a vital "lesson" for them ahead of the new season.
"First half was a decent performance, 2-0 up, but, the second half, we came back out of the dressing room, we had control of the game and we gave it away," said Ten Hag.
"That’s not good so that is a lesson. For the players, for the team, I think we make a lot of progress, a lot of positive aspects. I would say also, at the end, a setback, but it’s also part of the season, a season is not always going up, you also have to have setbacks and have to deal with it."
United next face Atletico Madrid at the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo, Norway on Saturday before playing their final pre-season game against Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford the following Sunday.
Ten Hag's side then open their Premier League campaign at home to Brighton on August 7.