De Gea saved his first penalty in over five years on Sunday afternoon to keep United's 2-1 lead over the Hammers.
Mark Noble came on to take the spot-kick after Shaw had handled the ball in injury time, moments after Jesse Lingard put the Red Devils ahead.
Someone in the London Stadium filmed de Gea diving to his left and saving from Noble, which saw Shaw run over.
Shaw running to De Gea then realising the game hasn't ended hahahaha https://t.co/xf6XktI7Ah
- r (fan account) (@LukeShawArmy) September 19, 2021
The ball hadn't gone out of play however and United had the chance to counter thanks to de Gea's firm punch.
Shaw approached his teammate before immediately turning around and running away to join the attack.
Fans on social media have reacted to the incident and they're glad it was caught in the ground. Just a shame it was West Ham fans who did.
still laughing abt this :sob::sob: https://t.co/pm1ptD8wxZ- lexa. (@jadonmsanchos) September 19, 2021
It's like me running back whilst remembering I left the mask on the sofa:joy: https://t.co/yYGCbNpvX2- Aiman Athani (@AimanAthani) September 19, 2021
haha ohh luke he was so relieved he forgot the game was still on and David was walking away as if he just made a routine save lol.. Luke trying to hug David but ran back knowing he'll get shouted.. This team is seriously so so likeable..- Lin Yan Naing (@chanchaniceman) September 19, 2021
I was laughing when I saw him running to De Gea and later running back- Psalmuhel Crown (@PsalmuhelC) September 20, 2021
Hadn't seen that thanks i did laugh :joy:- JKimmich (@EthanLaird41) September 19, 2021
De Gea has re-established himself as United's number one this season after an injury to Dean Henderson.
Speaking about his penalty save, de Gea told MUTV: "Well as soon as I made the save I thought 'maybe I went from the line?' So I was a bit scared.
"But it was a good save at the end of the game so it is massive for us."
United sit third in the Premier League, level on points with Chelsea and Liverpool.
Featured Image Credit: @LukeShawArmy/Twitter
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