LONDON: David de Gea could ensure success in the Europa League for Manchester United if he follows instructions to save a penalty kick in the loss to Villarreal.
Gerard Moreno put the Spanish side ahead before Edinson Cavani equalized in the second half, although both teams did not find the winning goal until extra time which was later decided on a penalty kick.
De Gea, who has not saved a penalty since 2016, failed to block all 11 kicks and then failed to perfect it on his own causing Villarreal to clinch the win.
But it would have been different if De Gea had followed instructions through a note given with the 30 -year -old only following instructions until the sixth penalty.
When the first two kicks were taken, Moreno and Dani Raba, both kicked into different angles with the United goalkeeper’s coaching staff and De Gea predicted, the note identifying exactly three of the next four kicks.
According to instructions, De Gea had to swing his body to the right for Paco Alcacer and Alberto Moreno’s kicks but failed to save him.