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Ten Hag speaks on De Gea’s mistake as Man Utd lose 1-0 at West Ham

Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag has said “mistakes are part of football” after David De Gea’s error cost his side against West Ham.

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De Gea fumbled in Said Benrahma’s shot to gift their hosts what proved to be the winning goal.

The 1-0 defeat at the London Stadium has pulled United back into the race to finish in fourth place.

De Gea’s mistake was the fourth error he has made leading to a goal this campaign.

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But Ten Hag leapt to the defence of the Spanish goalkeeper after the game.

He said: “Mistakes are part of football and in this team you have to deal with it and bounce back because it is a team sport.

“Over the season he is the one with the most clean sheets and also we did it as a team. It can happen, it’s football but everybody has to take responsibility.”

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