De Gea saved a penalty early on at the Arena Khimki but he was unlucky that the ball fell to Seydou Doumbia, who slotted home for the home side’s opener.
It was a poor first half from Man United but they rallied after the interval and deservedly equalised thanks to Anthony Martial’s header.
De Gea is now looking forward to this weekend’s Manchester derby after touching down in Manchester:
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) October 22, 2015
If United are to secure a positive result against Manchester City, De Gea will need to be in top form.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side will be missing David Silva and Sergio Aguero but they still have a number of dangerous players in the likes of Kevin de Bruyne and Yaya Toure. Louis van Gaal will know that a win would send a real statement of intent to the rest of the Premier League.