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What Mourinho Said After De Gea's Errors In United's 3-1 Loss Is Absolute Class

We all know Jose Mourinho is a media man, he always has a way of twisting his words and meanings, and he is always keeping his eyes and ears at his previous clubs after getting the sack.

Jose Mourinho was a Manchester United coach dating back to 2016/2017 season to halfway 2018/2019 season, sacked in January after getting beaten by Liverpool in a 3-1 encounter at Anfield, which saw Manchester United record an extreme disastrous 26 points after 17 matches, their worst tally since 1990/1991 season.

Mourinho spent close to £400m at Manchester United as he claimed he was building a team, clearly there was no future in, couple with his stale and pragmatic style.

The Portuguese can obviously boast of his European success, after securing the first and only Europa League trophy for the Red Devils, the only trophy that was missing in their illustrious and luxurious trophy cabinet.

Manchester United lost 3-1 to Chelsea in an FA Cup encounter that featured gaffes from De Gea, who was seen as one of the best shot-stoppers football has ever produced.

The manager named an unlikely starting line-up, introducing some new faces and fresh legs into the game, having already won Chelsea three consecutive times this season, they did not look like repeating that feat.

Both teams had recorded a shot on target each, before Eric Bailly's injury layoff which followed with a Giroud flick from an Azpilicueta's cross, which De Gea got his hands on but not enough to keep the ball out of the net, you can't really blame him as he wasn't expecting such ball.

De Gea was an ambassador of another gaffe after a black-eye and not impressive Brandon Williams lost the ball in his own half, which Mason Mount took an advantage of, taking the ball close to the halfway line, as he whips a shot De Gea would have certainly clipped but no, the Red Devils no. 1 misjudged the shot, got a touch on it again as it deflected into the net off his hands.

Chelsea were ever pressurising in attack which led to an own goal from skipper Harry Maguire which De Gea had no chance.

The Red Devils pulled one back through a spot kick by Bruno Fernandes, after Anthony Martial was brought down in the 18 yard box by Hudson-Odoi, a consolation precisely.

Tottenham's Jose Mourinho dubbed De Gea "lucky" to have secured a bumper four year contract, with the huge wage of £375,000 per week Manchester United are currently paying him.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Mourinho said

"De Gea? I think the moment when he signed his huge contract, is the moment I don't think United needs to pay as much as that to have him.

"One or two years ago he had the world after him, in this moment, the majority of the big doors were closed.

"The Real Madrid door is closed, they don't need a goalkeeper after [Thibaut] Courtois.

" Barcelona is closed with young and fantastic [Marc-Andre] ter Stegen and Paris Saint-Germain is closed too as they signed Keylor Navas who is a very good goalkeeper."

Jose Mourinho added: "I don't see the pressure. Who is going to pay David these numbers? (De Gea) gets a phenomenal contract in a moment where he's a bit lucky to get it. Is he good? Yes, he's very good.

"David is much better on the line than coming out. I think in goal, his agility and technical level is second to none."

This is not the first time De Gea has committed blunders and gaffes that has cost both his country and club, as he has come under a number of criticism, with Manchester United legend Roy Keane saying he would have been "swinging punches" at De Gea over the way he conceded against Tottenham's Steven Bergwijn, insisting he wouldn't have allowed the keeper to get on the team bus back to Manchester, after their draw against Tottenham as football returned after the break due to the pandemic.

Manchester United will now switch their focus on the Premier League and look to secure a top four spot, to gain Champions League football, and could do so after Mourinho's Tottenham beat Leicester City 3-0 to leave the Red Devils level with the Foxes on same points and goal difference, though United have a game at hand at Old Trafford against West Ham before traveling to King Power Stadium to end the season, in what could prove a major determinant to their top four pursuit.

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