David de Gea caught on camera punching tunnel as he exits pitch after Man Utd loss
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was spotted hitting the tunnel furiously after losing 2-0 to rivals Manchester City.
The 30-year-old made his way to the locker room after the full-time whistle blast where he was caught attempting to break through Old Trafford’s famous red tunnel on camera.
De Gea, though frustrated, was comfortably Man United’s best player on the pitch as he held City at bay with several exceptional saves while his defenders were battered by City.
The Spaniard came to the rescue on several occasions in the first half as he lost a goal, notably saving a close-range effort from Gabriel Jesus who seemed certain to end up in the net.
But he finally let the pressure get on him and conceded a poor goal on the stroke of half-time after a terrible defense from Luke Shaw.
Shaw failed to cope with a whipped cross from Joao Cancelo, allowing Bernardo Silva to pull through.
De Gea seemed bamboozled by the winger’s ability to reach the seemingly overcooked center and just let the ball hit him in the arm and enter.
He was clearly frustrated with both his own mistake and a lackluster Man United, who could only retain 32% possession that day.
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The Red Devils’ defensive woes appeared to show no sign of ending as they continued their dismal run of form, with just one clean sheet in their last 13 games in all competitions.
Even more furious will be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is currently feeling the pressure after a 5-0 home loss to Liverpool last month which led to calls for his sacking.
And the Norwegian’s task won’t be any easier over the next month with tough matches against Villarreal, Chelsea and a fit Arsenal.