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De Gea proud of Man Utd's effort against Chelsea but not the result.

Updated: Nov 30, 2021

Chelsea 1-1 Man Utd.

DEe Gea lauds Man Utd effort at Stamford Bridge [Sky Sports Screen Shot]
DEe Gea lauds Man Utd's effort at the Bridge. [Sky Sports Screen Shot]

Shotstopper David de Gea hailed the effort of his side after Manchester United and Chelsea shared the spoils at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Spanish goalkeeper De Gea, who was forced to make several saves to keep United in the game insisted that securing a draw isn’t the benchmark for the Red Devils.

United showed an intent to defend, a compactness that had not been witnessed for a long time and they got their reward via Jadon Sancho, who found the back of the net in the 50th minute after taking advantage of Jorginho’s error.

But, the Italian midfielder cancelled out Sancho’s opener from the penalty spot in the 69th minute following Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s rash tackle on defender Thiago Silva in the 18-yard box.

In the end, both teams had to settle for a draw, despite the Blues dominating the majority of the game.

'It is not enough to draw'

"We already improved against Villareal, we won, qualified and now we played a very good team away from home," Man United goalkeeper De Gea told Sky Sports.

"The effort of the team was very good. They had the best chances. For me it is not enough, a draw. We are in a tough moment. I am proud of the effort of the team.

"On the pitch, in the goal, I was feeling danger for nearly the whole game. We defended well, they missed big chances and the one they give us a chance we score. It is not enough to draw but at the moment it is a big point.

"The last games before we were conceding three or four goals. We are improving. This is just two games. At least now we are defending well. We are fighting for every ball. We are a team."

'Keane - They will take a bit of momentum'

Roy Keane [Sky Sports Screen Shot]
Roy Keane [Sky Sports Screen Shot]

Ex-Man Utd captain Roy Keane asserted: "It is a big point. Chelsea were by far the better team. You see the stats.

"They should have gone on and won the game. United were spirited and stuck at it. They got a lot of blocks in and that is part of the game. Especially when it has not been great.

“They will take a bit of momentum into the season now. A good win in Europe and hopefully they can kick on."

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