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Furious David de Gea punches Old Trafford tunnel entrance after Man Utd defeat

Furious David de Gea punches the Old Trafford tunnel entrance after Man Utd suffered a derby day defeat against Man City on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola’s side took the lead in the 7th minute after Eric Bailly inadvertently fired the ball past De Gea while intercepting Joao Cancelo’s cross.

De Gea was widely praised for his first-half performance and managed to limit the number of times that City could have gone on to score.

The 30-year-old Spaniard denied Cancelo twice and stopped Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne from scoring, with De Gea even pulling off a save to deny United teammate Victor Lindelof.

However, City doubled their advantage before half-time after Bernardo Silva pounced on poor defending from Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire.

Cancelo whipped in a cross towards the back post and an onrushing Silva poked the ball towards De Gea’s chest, with the ball ricocheting off and landing in the back of the net.

One fan captured the moment where a frustrated De Gea stormed off the pitch at full-time, as the United star punched the tunnel entrance before disappearing out of view.

City’s 2-0 win over United moved them above Liverpool into second place in the Premier League table.

The Red Devils, on the other hand, remain fifth in the Premier League table and are nine points adrift from league leaders Chelsea.

United legend Roy Keane blasted both Shaw and De Gea at half-time for conceding City’s second, adding that he has been “cross with these fellas for years.”

Speaking on Sky Sports at half time, he said: “Look at Shaw and De Gea. What chance have you got in this game? I’ve been cross with these fellas for years.

“I give up on these players. They are international footballers! I can’t understand the defending […] I’m driving down here thinking, ‘I wonder if Man United have got a chance, they’re at home.’

“They’ve been like this all season, giving up chances. And City got a little bit arrogant in giving one or two chances.

“It’s two at the moment, unless Man United do something drastic, it’ll be another four or five.”

Player ratings

Man Utd: De Gea (7), Wan Bissaka (3), Lindelof (5), Bailly (4), Maguire (5), Shaw (3), McTominay (5), Fred (5), Fernandes (3), Greenwood (5), Ronaldo (5)

Subs: Sancho (5) Rashford (5), Telles (5), Van De Beek (5)

Man City: Ederson (7), Walker (7), Stones (7), Dias (7), Cancelo (9), Rodri (8), Gundogan (7), De Bruyne (7), Jesus (7), Bernardo (8), Foden (8)

Subs: None

Man of the match: Joao Cancelo

Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sky Sports: “We need to get back to what we started to look like for a while, and we’ve got the players to do that.

“We’ve been in this situation a few times of course, since the last game we played here it has been a very difficult period. We need to be on the front foot more, I can’t look at myself and say this is the way I want Manchester United to play.”

Asked if he is starting to think he’s on borrowed time: “No, I don’t’ start to do that. I have good communications all the time with the club, we’re very upfront and honest about the situation. I work for Man Utd and want the best for Man Utd and while I’m here I’ll do what I can to improve this, and that’s going back to what we started to look like.”

Man City manager Pep Guardiola on Sky Sports: “Solid performance, good game, we deserved victory and three more points.”

Disappointed not to get more goals? “No, it’s OK. I am so demanding, we are so demanding, I know our standards. But I am very pleased. This is the game we needed. In the second half, if you attack quick, and you don’t complete the action, they will attack quicker, and they are so dangerous. In Old Trafford if you let them run, it’s a little bit like Anfield, no chance, they are better (at counter-attacking), they are built for that.”

On not making any subs: “I am so sorry, I don’t like to not use them, but the game was 2-0, it was very comfortable, and I felt I didn’t need to change anything today.”

Twitter users reacted as a furious David de Gea punches the Old Trafford tunnel entrance after the Man Utd defeat…

@tarandh351: He’s pissed off because his defence lets him down every time. He deserves to be captain

@OwenTHFC: Only United player who can leave feeling happy with his performance

@Cancxloszn: He doesn’t look too happy to me

@maxe307: He should have tried being that aggressive when the ball was trickling towards him for the second goal

@dylan_hainey: Umm Luke shaw and Maguire should have had that ball out of there. Not much he can do with that with such poor defensive work, let’s not forget the 5/6 class saves he made in 5 mins

@JoshW_G2: Warra swing

@MadnessFc4: Give him the armband!

@TayylorUtd: a real captain, none of this Maguire bs

@danny_chips_: Just trying to break his hand so he doesn’t have to play anymore

@pufc_Jordan02: Don’t blame him he works his ass off for United but has 10 fucking retards In front of him

@connorreeddx: Clubs a fucking shambles

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