Following his injury time penalty save against Mark Noble in our 2-1 win over West Ham last weekend, David de Gea put in another good shift against Aston Villa yesterday. Kortney Hause scored the winning goal, with De Gea impeded by an offside Ollie Watkins which VAR somehow missed, leaving the goalkeeper frustrated with us not doing more to pick up points this weekend.
It’s a very disappointing day for us. I think there’s no excuses today. We play at home, with confidence. If we want to win big trophies like the Premier League, [we need to win] these types of games. I tried to make saves, always help the team. Big saves but at the end we concede from a set-piece and I saw the replay again and probably it’s offside. He was very close to me. Again, that happens. I don’t know, it’s a disappointing result and a hard one to take. Now we have to be ready for the next one.
While the performance on the pitch wasn’t very impressive, the home atmosphere was good yet against, thanks to the ever vocal supporters in the Stretford End. The placement of The Red Army at that end of the ground has been a great addition and gives the feel of an away day even at Old Trafford.
We take on Villarreal in the Champions League on Wednesday and De Gea is confident that the crowd will give the players the needed lift.
Now it’s time to recover, look at what we can improve, so yeah, another massive game on Wednesday. We play at home with the fans, so it’s going to be a good one. Let’s be ready. The atmosphere in the last few games have been amazing, absolutely top from the fans. We’ve missed them a lot, to be honest, so hopefully we can win more games at home to make them enjoy it when they come her. Like I said, let’s be ready for the game on Wednesday.