De Gea backs team-mate Rashford to rise again

Monday 12 July 2021 15:58

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.

Our no.1 saw his spot-kick saved in dramatic fashion during the recent Europa League final against Villarreal in Gdansk, Poland. It was a bitter pill for him to swallow, of course, but the Spaniard is moving on with a positive mindset, ready to attack the 2021/22 season with added determination. 

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.

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A massive number of United fans on our official Facebook page are posting messages of support for Rashford...

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.”

 

Scott McTominay has also posted an emotive message to his followers, condemning the racist abuse that has been disgracefully aimed at Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka for their penalty misses.

“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.”

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