David De Gea sends heartfelt apology to Manchester United teammates after Barcelona mistake

Manchester United were easily beaten by Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) quarter finals, and one of the reasons was David De Gea. 

The United keeper failed to keep out a shot by Lionel Messi just moments after the Argentine had fired his team into the lead. De Gea let the ball slide between his fingers and into the back of the net to effectively end any chance of a comeback.

The defeat was rather embarrassing in the end, as Philippe Coutinho added a third and reduced United to a 4-0 aggregate defeat.

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Following the game, De Gea issued an apology to his teammates for an error that may well have cost them a place in the semifinals of the competition.

The Sun are reporting that the Spaniard blamed himself for the defeat and sincerely apologised to the United players for his mistake, something that has become increasingly prominent lately.

While United fans will be well aware of his contributions in saving their blushes on several occasions, they also know that costly mistakes such as these need to be avoided if they are to have any chance of getting back to being the best.