De Gea backs team-mate Rashford to rise again
David De Gea knows how it feels to miss in a penalty shootout and, as such, the Manchester United goalkeeper has reached out to Marcus Rashford after his Euro 2020 heartbreak.
Unfortunately, Rashford experienced a similar emotion on Sunday evening when he stepped up to take England’s third penalty in the shootout against Italy. Marcus sent the goalkeeper the wrong way with a clever run-up, but he looked on with anguish as his strike bounced wide off the post.
United legend Rio Ferdinand has leapt to Rashford’s defence and Reds supporters on our official Facebook page have been busy posting their own messages of support for the homegrown hero.
Club reporter and lifelong fan Joe Ganley has also written passionately about how proud we feel of Marcus.
Now, via his official Twitter account, team-mate De Gea has reached out with his own response, saying: “To fall and to rise. That's sport and you know it well, @MarcusRashford.
“See you soon at home amigo.”
“What I am reading this afternoon is absolutely horrendous,” writes the Scotland international on Instagram. “Something seriously needs to be done about this because, for the amount we speak about people and footballers being racially abused, it keeps happening time and time again. Keep your head up.”