Jamie Redknapp: David de Gea was 'at fault' for two of Everton goals

Gary Neville and Jamie Redknapp blast David de Gea for failing to be ‘brave’for Everton’s last-gasp equaliser and claim goalkeeper was at fault for TWO of the visitors’ three goals at Old Trafford

  • Manchester United let two points slip in their thrilling 3-3 draw with Everton 
  • David De Gea was at fault for two goals as the Toffees twice came from behind 
  • Jamie Redknapp claims De Gea lacked bravery and authority in the second half
  • Gary Neville blasted the Spaniard and the United centre-backs for a ‘poor night’ 

Jamie Redknapp slammed Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea for being at fault for two of Everton’s goals in the thrilling 3-3 draw at Old Trafford between the sides. 

After United had gone two goals up at the break, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side allowed the Toffees back into the game when De Gea palmed out Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s strike straight into the path of Abdoulaye Doucoure to tap home.

That error came just minutes before James Rodriguez’s equaliser for Everton and while Scott McTominay put United back in front, Calvert-Lewin beat De Gea to a late free-kick to clinch a point for Carlo Ancelotti’s side. 


Jamie Redknapp (left) blasted David De Gea (right) for being at fault for two goals in Manchester United’s 3-3 draw with Everton

De Gea was beaten to the ball by Dominic Calvert-Lewin for Everton’s last-gasp equaliser

Redknapp believes the Spanish goalkeeper lacked bravery when conceding the goals and claimed the two points dropped lies with the 30-year-old. 

He told Sky Sports: ‘De Gea as a keeper has got to take everything. He’s got to be brave and assess the situation. If he comes out with authority I have no doubt he wins this. 

‘He was at fault for the first goal and certainly at fault there. But it’s a great bit of forward play by Dominic Calvert-Lewin.’

De Gea palmed Calvert-Lewin’s cross straight at Abdoulaye Doucoure for Everton’s first goal

Fellow Sky pundit Gary Neville also branded De Gea’s performance as a poor night for the shot stopper, while he also took aim at United’s defence for letting the leads slip. 

Centre-backs Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof were the main targets of Neville’s criticism in a result which could see them lose ground on rivals and league leaders Manchester City. 

Neville added: ‘(United were) defensively poor in moments, like the reverse of what we’ve seen (in previous weeks). They played well but lost through defensive moments. 

‘De Gea doesn’t come out in line with the ball. You want him to come out and eat the striker, it wasn’t a great night for the keeper or the centre-backs either, we’ve known they need a strong centre-back pairing.’

Gary Neville criticised Manchester United’s whole defence for dropping two points at home

Former Everton midfielder Leon Osman, meanwhile, claimed De Gea’s blunders gave the Toffees confidence to get at United in the second period.  

He claimed: ‘It allowed Everton to play on the front foot. At 2-2 you thought it could go anywhere. United played really well tonight, and you thought that was it. 

‘But great heart shown by Everton and great finish to wrestle a point. He (Calvert-Lewin) gets in a good position, he’s on the line, reacts quickest, he’s got so much more desire than De Gea shows.’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side missed the chance to go joint-top of the league on Saturday

The draw meant United failed to take the opportunity to move level on points with Pep Guardiola’s City at the top of the Premier League table. 

Solskjaer’s side remain in second though City could move five points clear of them with a game in hand if they beat Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. 

Everton, meanwhile, are eight points behind United in sixth – but have two games in hand over the Red Devils.  




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