Fergie: De Gea Made Error & Was Targeted Like Schmeichel

By on August 15, 2011

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is standing by goalkeeper David De Gea after another error in their victory over West Bromwich Albion.

WBA appeared to target the 20-year olds aerial prowess with a number of lofted balls into the box on the game on Sunday. However, despite yet another goalkeeping error which lead to the Baggies equaliser, Fergie is standing by his young goalkeeper making reference to the treatment United legend Peter Schmeichel received when he first arrived in England.

“He is young. He will learn. He will come through,” said the United boss.

“David’s concentration cost him the goal. It was a slack goal to lose but it is an experience for the lad.

“I couldn’t believe he never got a free-kick in the second half. The aerial assault on him was ridiculous.

“It was the same when Peter Schmeichel came. They punished him in his first few games against Leeds and Wimbledon. They have him a real torrid time.

“In the second half David he was targeted a bit. Not necessarily physically but there were a lot of challenges that should have been free-kicks but the referee decided to play on.”

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