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Manchester City took the lead in the seventh minute after Eric Bailly inadvertently fired the ball past De Gea while intercepting Joao Cancelo’s cross.
De Gea was widely praised for his first-half performance and managed to limit the number of times that City could have possibly scored.
The 30-year-old Spaniard denied Cancelo twice and stopped Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne from scoring, with De Gea even pulling off a save to deny United teammate Victor Lindelof.
However, City doubled their advantage before half-time after Bernardo Silva pounced on poor defending from Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire.
🗣 "A bizarre goal..."— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 6, 2021
Cancelo lifts what looks like a hopeful ball into the Man Utd penalty area and Maguire and Shaw switch off as Silva steals in at the far post to poke the ball home 👀
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Cancelo whipped in a cross towards the back post and an onrushing Silva poked the ball towards De Gea’s chest, with the ball ricocheting off and landing in the back of the net.
One fan captured the moment where a frustrated De Gea stormed off the pitch at half-time, as the United star punched the tunnel entrance before disappearing out of view.
🔴 David De Gea looks extremely frustrated at half time as he has been one of the only United men to keep them in the running in the first half pic.twitter.com/usZ2n8y6RV— Football Daily (@footballdaily) November 6, 2021
“The pain of this man speaks volumes,” one Twitter user wrote.
Someone else commented: “He doesn’t deserve this s**t.”
A third fan tweeted: “One of about three players who actually [fights] for the badge. Deserves so much better, numero uno.”
While a fourth added: “Man, poor De Gea. Kinda feel bad for them.”
City’s 2-0 win over United moved them above Liverpool into second place in the Premier League table.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, remain fifth and are nine points adrift from league leaders Chelsea.
United legend Roy Keane blasted both Shaw and De Gea at half-time for conceding City’s second, adding that he has been “cross with these fellas for years.”
Speaking on Sky Sports at half-time, he said: “Look at Shaw and De Gea. What chance have you got in this game? I’ve been cross with these fellas for years.
“I give up on these players. They are international footballers! I can't understand the defending [...] I'm driving down here thinking, ‘I wonder if Man United have got a chance, they're at home.’
“They've been like this all season, giving up chances. And City got a little bit arrogant in giving one or two chances.
“It's two at the moment, unless Man United do something drastic, it'll be another four or five.”
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