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David De Gea Has The Second-Worst Save Percentage In The PL This Season

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David De Gea Has The Second-Worst Save Percentage In The PL This Season

Manchester United fans were not a happy bunch on Saturday evening.

After a game win which they dominated the play for large periods, the Red Devils ended up coming away with only a point against Everton.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side surrendered a two-goal lead early in the second half, only to go ahead again thanks to Scott McTominay before Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored in the final seconds to make it 3-3.

Supporters were not impressed by their team's defensive lapses, having had 62% of the possession and 14 shots to the Toffees' six.

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Everton's first goal came when the Spaniard softly palmed a speculative shot from Calvert-Lewin into the path of Abdoulaye Doucoure to tap in.

There was nothing much he could do about Jame Rodriguez's excellent strike.

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However, many pointed out that De Gea should have reacted quicker when the ball fell to Calvert-Lewin at the death.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal v Man Utd
Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal v Man Utd

Gary Neville was one of those to make this point, saying on Sky Sports: "You want your goalkeeper to come out and eat the striker," adding, "It wasn't a great night for the goalkeeper."

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However, this is slightly contradictory advice to what was given when Everton's Jordan Pickford came and took the player with the ball when Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk was injured earlier in the season.

To add insult to injury, it has now been revealed that De Gea has the second-worst save percentage in the Premier League. Only Wolves' Rui Patricio (59.7%) has worse than the 30-year-old's 60.9%, and he conceded from all three of Everton's shots on target on the night.

This hasn't improved the mood of United supporters, who were quick to criticise the stopper.

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Topics: Football News, Manchester United News, David De Gea, Football, Manchester United, Man utd, Premier League, Everton

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