Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that David de Gea will be aware of having made a “bad mistake” for Ronaldo’s second goal against Spain in Friday’s World Cup 3-3 draw at the Fisht Olympic Stadium.


The five time Ballon d’Or winner scored a hat-trick for Portugal, including a late equaliser, but De Gea was guilty of letting one shot squirm through his fingers one minute to the half time.

Mourinho, who is De Gea’s manager at United, insists that the Spaniard does not make such mistakes at Old Trafford, but concedes that even the best custodians can err from time to time.


“It’s my boy, it hurts me to say but he knows it’s a bad mistake,” Mourinho told RT after the 3-3 draw.

“It’s a mistake he doesn’t make with us, United – player of the season, fantastic performances. But that happens to the best.’’

“The good thing with the best is that in the next match he will be there – not afraid, confident to go and ready to help his team. It is a goal with David’s face.”

De Gea has been selected for the national team 30 times, and has kept a clean sheet 15 times.

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