Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has discussed the shocking error by goalkeeper David de Gea which gave Everton an early lead at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.
In the third minute, the Spanish stopper appeared to have plenty of time to decide where to kick the ball upfield, but took far too long and was charged down by Dominic Calvert-Lewin – who scored with the rebound.
De Gea has now committed the joint-second most errors leading to goals this season (three), just one behind Newcaslte United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
But Solskjaer was quick to defend his no. 1 after the match, telling BBC Sport : "It's something that happens in football once in a while if you take too long on the ball.
"Calvert-Lewin always chases everything and it's unfortunate that it goes in the goal. We responded and got the goal we deserved."
De Gea recovered well to make an important save to deny Gylfi Sigurdsson in the final minute, only for Calvert-Lewin's deflected strike to end up in the back of the net.
However, VAR ruled out the stoppage time winner because Sigurdsson was adjudged to have been offside and interfering with play.
"It was a lively end to the game," Solskaer said. "We thought we could and should have won it and then it was drama at the other end.
"David [De Gea] told me he gets distracted because he [Gylfi Sigurdsson] is there. His save to his right was fantastic, I was 100% sure that would be a goal."
Solskjaer also reserved praise for the Red Devils' man in form, Bruno Fernandes, who benefited from a goalkeeping error at the other end of the pitch.
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