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De Gea inconsolable after Barca gaffe

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Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea apologised to the entire team and remained inconsolable after his mistake against Barcelona on Tuesday night.

De Gea let in a weak shot the Argentinian sneak under his body to give the La Liga leaders a three-goal lead that eventually snuffed out their hopes of a comeback.

According to The Sun, De Gea was furious with himself for the costly error and apologised to the rest of the team in the dressing room both at half-time and again after the game.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – APRIL 16: Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal as David De Gea of Manchester United reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Manchester United at Camp Nou on April 16, 2019, in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Reports confirmed United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was understandably reticent to criticise a goalkeeper who has so often come to United’s aid in recent years.

Solskjaer said: “That’s unfortunate with goalkeepers. When you make an error, it can get highlighted and that’ll be remembered.

“But he made some fantastic saves as well and all in all his contribution to the team is good, but sometimes that happens in football.

“The quality of their finishing was absolutely outstanding. We started well in the first 15 minutes, we felt ‘we’ve got something here’ and then in four minutes, they scored two goals.

“The attitude was right, we were fighting against a good team and good players out there.”

United will be in action on Sunday against Everton at Craven Cottage and only a win will keep their hopes of survival alive.