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David De Gea Accused Of 'Ducking' For Aston Villa's 93rd Minute Equaliser

David De Gea Accused Of 'Ducking' For Aston Villa's 93rd Minute Equaliser

David De Gea was guilty of a poor mistake for Aston Villa's last-gasp equaliser against Manchester United.

David De Gea has been slammed for "ducking" for the 93rd minute goal Manchester United conceded against Aston Villa.

The Red Devils' perfect record under new boss Erik ten Hag came to an end after they surrendered a 2-0 goal lead at the Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

United were 2-0 up at half-time courtesy of a strike from in-form Jadon Sancho and a Matty Cash own goal, but Leon Bailey pulled one back before Calum Chambers headed home the equaliser with the last kick of the game.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

De Gea received a whole lot of stick for hesitating in coming for the cross and allowing the simple set-piece goal.

But the negative reaction didn't stop there for the Spanish goalkeeper, who many believe actually ducked out the way to allow Chambers the free header after the slight blocking from Cameron Archer

The following footage went viral on social media and led to plenty of rinsing for De Gea:

De Gea has won United's Player of the Year award four times but his difficulty with crosses into the box dates back to his very first season at the club under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Earlier on in the draw, De Gea found himself in no-man's land in another corner from the right side - flapping at the ball and being let off the hook by Ezri Konsa's miss.

The former Atletico Madrid shot-stopper has 12 months remaining on his deal at Old Trafford - with the option of another year - and has said it is "possible" that he retires at United.

But the 31-year-old is desperate to avoid a repeat of last season's miserable campaign, where United had their worst ever Premier League points tally.

"We cannot do the same because it was a disaster," he told The Guardian.

"I really hope we’re going to play much better. It was very tough, embarrassing sometimes. Some games were a mess. It was painful, unacceptable. Sometimes, you have to feel pain to go up and keep going.”

Featured Image Credit: Image: MUTV

Topics: David De Gea, Manchester United, Aston Villa, Erik Ten Hag