David de Gea felt Manchester United were close to the win against Manchester City on Sunday despite the game finishing 0-0.
The 24-year-old had probably the quietest derby of his Man United career to date on Sunday as City were toothless in attack without Sergio Aguero and David Silva.
Jesse Lingard had the closest attempt of the match which unfortunately hit the bar in the closing minutes of the game and Anthony Martial was frustratingly wasted out on the left-wing, so United were equally as limp in the final third.
Overall, Louis van Gaal was pleased with the result but De Gea, and certainly United fans, felt we were close to the win but just couldn’t push it over the line.
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) October 25, 2015
That draw against City was two points dropped rather than one point gained. City were there for the taking and fans are frustrated because that may have all been different had Martial played in the centre, rather than out on the wing.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing but you’d expect van Gaal to see that during the game and change it. Alas, he didn’t.
Overall, not losing to City is a good result but on the day, United players should feel like it was two points dropped because the game was there for them to win. Unfortunately, a Wayne Rooney led attack had about as much bite as a limp noodle.