The Spain international’s blunder in the second half of the defeat at Wembley was the last straw for many United fans
De Gea was mocked on social media for his lame attempt to stop Olivier Giroud’s opening goal just before half-time.
But the anger towards the Spain international intensified shortly after the restart when Mason Mount’s effort from outside the box evaded his grasp and hit the back of the net.
That howler was enough to convince many Red Devils supporters that he is no longer worthy of a place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI, but the misery continued for De Gea and United.
The 29-year-old hardly covered himself in glory in the 74th minute either, as United centre-back Harry Maguire diverted into his own net to put Chelsea 3-0 up.
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United managed to narrow the deficit when Bruno Fernandes converted a penalty towards the end, but the damage had been done and De Gea will be stuck with a lot of the blame.
The shot stopper has gone from club icon to the most maligned player in the side as he has faced severe criticism for a sharp decline in form.
— Goal (@goal) July 19, 2020
De Gea shouldn’t start another game for Manchester United unless it’s legends friendlies.
— ًEllis. (@UtdEIIis) July 19, 2020
Just feel sorry for Spain. De Gea or Kepa…?
— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) July 19, 2020
— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) July 19, 2020
If one of the Chelsea players hit a shot destined for the top corner De Gea would try and save it with his foot.
— GeorgeWeahsCousin (@WeahsCousin) July 19, 2020
De Gea is finished, anyone know what time United Stand and chill is tonight? 🍿😂
— MR DT © (@MrDtAFC) July 19, 2020
These two goals are bad news for Sheffield United….
— Jan Aage Fjortoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 (@JanAageFjortoft) July 19, 2020
Sergio Romero casually with 36 clean sheets in 59 appearances for Man Utd 👀
— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) July 19, 2020
Williams has been terrible in possession today! As for De Gea 🤣 get him out of the club I am DONE! #MUNCHE
— Rants (@rantsnbants) July 19, 2020
de gea fell off man hate to see it
— WEST TEN (@ajtracey) July 19, 2020
— s (@universesauce) July 19, 2020