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David De Gea is Being Slaughtered After Spain’s Shock World Cup Exit

David De Gea is Being Slaughtered After Spain’s Shock World Cup Exit

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is being slaughtered by football supporters everywhere after Spain’s surprise exit from the World Cup earlier today.

The Spaniards were hot favourites to progress to the quarter-finals against Russia in Moscow this afternoon, but a dour 1-1 draw inside the Luzniki Stadium led to extra-time and then penalties – and the hosts managed to hold their nerve to knock-out the 2010 winners.

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Spain completely dominated possession for pretty much the entire 120 minutes of play, but failed to really carve any clear-cut chances, with their solitary goal arriving in the form of a pretty bizarre own goal from veteran defender Sergei Ignashevich.

But a quick glance at social media will tell you that it’s not the Spanish attackers who are taking the brunt of criticism for failing to breakdown their opponents, but rather on de Gea for failing to hit the spectacular heights United supporters have become accustomed to in recent years.

If he has any sense, he’ll stay off Twitter for a few days:

Was de Gea really that bad? Does he deserve any more stick than the rest of his team-mates?

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