Manchester United shotstopper David de Gea has sent a message via social media after blowing his spotkick in their Europa League final shootout defeat to Villarreal.
Out of 22 spot kicks, 21 were scored in the shootout with De Gea’s miss proving costly.
He was unable to stop any of Villarreal’s efforts before seeing his shot saved as United’s trophy drought continues.
And he has posted an image of himself and Sir Alex Ferguson on social media with the caption: “To fall and rise.
“Learn from the experience, fight again and win. @manchesterunited Thanks for your support”.
United goalkeeping coaches Richard Hartis and Craig Mawson handed De Gea a note to place inside his towel before the shootout detailing an indicator as to which way each Villarreal player would go
On occasion it would’ve served him well and other times not, but had he followed each instruction things may well have been different.