The Goalkeeper despite his fine stunts to stop several goals couldn’t keep away Aston Villa’s corner kick
The visitors stunned Man United when they managed to materialize a late goal following a superb header from Hause.
United had failed to take advantage of their chances multiple times before the Villains managed to find the back of United’s goal post.
Even after that, the Red Devils were handed the penalty kick following a hand ball offense in the visitor’s 18-yard-box but Bruno Fernandes was disappointedly seen firing the ball into mars.
Many have picked Bruno Fernandes as the cause of United’s loss but according to De Gea, it’s more Watkins fault that United conceded the goal.
But one shouldn’t expect less from Watkins who was eager to see his side take a shocking lead against a team that has the World Best Player in their arsenal.
Just like Ole Solskjaer had said, Watkins blocked De Gea and served as a major distraction for the Spaniard, leading to him not realizing when the ball was headed towards his direction.
“You can take it when it’s a good goal conceded against you, but that’s offside,” Solskjaer said. “He’s touched David [De Gea] as he heads the ball. How that’s a goal and Leicester have not got their goals, I just can’t see the consistency and that’s clearly offside.”
It appears De Gea agreed with Ole Solskjaer on this as he also said; “We conceded from a set-piece and I saw the replay and probably it’s offside. He [Watkins] was very close to me. Again that happens. It’s a hard one to take. Now we have to be ready for the next one.
“It’s a very disappointing day for us. But I think there are no excuses today. We were playing at home with confidence and if we want to win big trophies like the Premier League, we need to win these types of games.”
Man United will face Villarreal during the new week as they hope to materialize a deserving victory to get back to winning ways after losing their first UCL fixture to Young Boys.