Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defends Man Utd's David de Gea as he becomes officially third worst Prem keeper with Everton gaffe

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER defended David de Gea after the Manchester United keeper came in for criticism for his mistakes against Everton.

The Red Devils twice led against Carlo Ancelotti's side but were held to a 3-3 draw after Dominic Calvert-Lewin's strike in the 95th minute.

De Gea spilled the ball into the path of Abdoulaye Doucoure to slot home and get Everton back in the game early in the second half.

The Spaniard was then easily beaten by Calvert-Lewin in stoppage-time – with United legend Gary Neville laying the blame at his door.

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But Solskjaer claimed he would not blame individuals despite another costly mistake from United's No1.

He told Sky Sports: "I wouldn't blame anyone on the goals but we know we could have done better as a team on all of them.

"We played some good football in the second half but conceded three goals from three shots on target. When you do that it is disappointing.

"We reacted well after their two goals but then why was there four minutes added in, we had to get the ball in the corner and see it out. Poor goals to concede."

Yet the facts remain that De Gea's howler against Everton was his fourth error leading to a goal since August 2019.

The former Atletico Madrid star has now made the third most amount of mistakes in that time, only behind Jordan Pickford and Martin Dubravka.


SunSport has even compiled a list of the seven times De Gea has been left high and dry with errors.

Roy Keane was fuming with the shot-stopper, and said he would be 'swinging punches at him' after a 1-1 draw with Spurs after lockdown.

While De Gea also has history of dropping the ball against Everton with a fluffed clearance allowing DCL to score back in March 2020.

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