Jose Mourinho's reaction to David De Gea's World Cup clanger revealed as Man United star has game to forget; The Manchester United manager is working as a pundit during the World Cup, and had plenty to say about the mistake.
Byline: Jake Polden
Jose Mourinhohas leaped to the defence ofDavid De Geaafter he dropped a clanger in Spain'sWorld Cupopener with Portugal.
The Manchester United manager is working as a pundit during the tournament in Russia, and watched first hand as De Gea fumbled a speculative Cristiano Ronaldo effort into his own goal in his nation's 3-3 draw.
De Gea is usually very reliable between the sticks, and regarded as one of the greatest keepers on the planet - perhaps even of all time.
But he was far from his best in his side's opening Group B match, and was beaten three times by the ever-prolific Ronaldo.
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Commenting on the game, and on De Gea's error specifically, Mourinho told RT: "It's my boy. It hurts me to say it, but he knows. He knows it's a bad mistake.
"It's a mistake that he doesn't make with us, with United. He was our Player of the Season, fantastic performances. But that happens to the best.
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"The good thing with the best is that in the next match he'll be there, not afraid. Confident to go and ready to help the team. It is a goal with David's face."
De Gea will be back in action for Spain in their second group game against Iran on Wednesday before they take on Morocco the following Monday.
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|Publication:||Daily Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Jun 15, 2018|
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