Former England international Peter Crouch believes David de Gea’s error against Everton will “prove expensive” to Man Utd this season.
The three-3 draw against the Toffees means the Red Devils have didn’t close the hole on Man City, with their neighbors opening 5 points forward within the Premier League with victory over Liverpool on Sunday.
De Gea was sluggish to reply as Dominic Calvert-Lewin equalized deep into Saturday’s second-half stoppage time with the Spaniard refusing to throw himself on the striker’s feet.
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And Crouch was very critical of Man Utd’s keeper with the goal presumably proving to be an enormous moment within the Premier League title race.
In Every day Mail Q&A, Crouch said: “There wasn’t a lot wrong, aside from the shortcoming to hold on their lead and be untidy in just a few areas. With that said, I must ask David de Gea a severe query for Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s last-gasp equalizer.
“If he had been my goalkeeper, I might have anticipated him to be straight off his line to take every part – man, ball, the lot. That is the last act of the sport and your team must win to maintain the strain going within the title race, so why not come out and make the distinction?
“United are a great side. I really like Bruno Fernandes and the category he gives, Luke Shaw is having a great season and seems just like the player we all the time thought he might be whereas Edinson Cavani has been great. I said in a column when he first signed that he could be nothing like Radamel Falcao – who took out a loan in 2014 – and deserves respect.
“While you’re attempting to change into champions, although, there is not any margin for error. The errors against Everton shall be expensive in the long term. ”