Erik ten Hag reacts to ‘David de Gea was at fault for Aston Villa equaliser’ claims

Erik ten Hag reacts to David de Gea was at fault for Aston Villa equaliser claims

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has refused to comment on whether or not David de Gea was at fault for the Aston Villa late equaliser, insisting that he needs a proper look at the scene.

Man United opened the scoring halfway through the first half after Jadon Sancho got on the end of Luke Shaw’s cross with a beautiful volley.

Just before the half-time whistle, United doubled their lead following an own goal from Matty Cash, who deflected Marcus Rashford’s volley.

Shortly after the interval, Leon Bailey scored Aston Villa‘s opener with a fine left-footed strike just on the edge of the penalty box.

In injury time, Villa completed their comeback after Calum Chambers headed home Leon Bailey’s cross.

Erik ten Hag reacts to David de Gea's poor challenge on Aston Villa's corner
Photo: Manchester United

David de Gea was isolated on his line. Although there was a Villa player obstructing him from challenging for the cross, the Spaniard could have done more than letting the player prevent him from coming off his line.

Halfway through the second half [the image above], De Gea was involved in the same incident but this time he attempted coming off his line despite an opponent blocking his way but his attempt was next to dreadful.

Many, across social media, have put the late equaliser on David de Gea’s shoulder but Ten Hag is refusing to follow suit at the moment.

When asked if it’s harsh to blame De Gea for the equaliser, Erik ten Hag told Jamie Jackson: “I have to see it back.”