Manchester United’s meeting with Everton this afternoon saw goalkeeper David De Gea set an altogether-undesirable personal record.
Greenwood secures point
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men welcomed the Toffees to Old Trafford a short time ago, for their latest Premier League outing.
The hosts headed into proceedings amid a fine run of form of late, having put both Tottenham and Manchester City to the sword in their last 2 league fixtures, before booking their spot in the Europa League’s knockout rounds with a 4-0 drubbing of AZ Alkmaar on Thursday.
Everton, though, picked up an impressive win of their own last time out.
Duncan Ferguson’s first outing as interim boss saw the Toffees put Chelsea to the sword by 3 goals to 1.
And, when all was said and done in Manchester, the Everton legend did his hopes of being handed the club’s managerial reins on a permanent basis no harm.
The Merseysiders took the lead with 36 minutes on the clock, courtesy of a Victor Lindelof own goal.
Everton managed to hold onto their lead until 13 minutes from time, before substitute Mason Greenwood levelled things up for Manchester United.
And this was all she wrote in terms of the goalscoring at Old Trafford, as both sides were forced to settle for a point.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 15, 2019
De Gea’s struggles
As outlined above, meanwhile, the solitary goal that Manchester United conceded this afternoon actually came as a substantial one for Red Devils shot-stopper David De Gea.
After being (somewhat unfairly) impeded in his admittedly-weak attempts to punch a corner-kick from the right clear, De Gea was forced to watch the ball rebound off the knee of the unfortunate Victor Lindelof, and into his empty net.
Everton’s solitary goal now means that Spanish international De Gea has conceded at least once in all of his last 12 Premier League outings.
This marks the longest such stretch of the 29-year-old’s Manchester United career.
12 – David de Gea has conceded a goal in each of his last 12 Premier League appearances for Manchester United – his longest run without a clean sheet in his career in the competition. Leaking. #MUNEVE pic.twitter.com/rFZIL2cooF
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 15, 2019