After the cruel end to a tense affair at the Theatre of Dreams, the 30-year-old Spaniard spoke to MUTV to assess the performance.
“It’s a very disappointing day for us,” De Gea told club media.
“I think there’s no excuses today. We play at home, with confidence. If we want to win big trophies like the Premier League, [we need to win] these types of games.”
Our no.1 pulled off several stunning saves to deny Villa before their late goal, especially from a Watkins strike on 69 minutes, as the Spain international continues to show his best form.
“Yeah, I tried to make saves, always help the team,” he said.
“Big saves but at the end we concede from a set-piece and I saw the replay again and probably it’s offside. He was very close to me. Again, that happens. I don’t know, it’s a disappointing result and a hard one to take. Now we have to be ready for the next one.”