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De Gea knows it was a ‘bad mistake’, says Mourinho

DaviddeGea - Cropped Spain goalkeeper David de Gea (source: Getty Images)

Spain goalkeeper David de Gea will know his error against Portugal was a “bad mistake”, according to Jose Mourinho.

De Gea fumbled a tame Cristiano Ronaldo strike into the net late in the first half of the enthralling 3-3 World Cup draw between the teams on Friday.

That goal completed Ronaldo’s brace and the Portugal star sealed a hat-trick with a stunning 88th-minute free-kick to earn his side a draw in the Group B clash.

Mourinho – De Gea’s club manager at Manchester United – said the 27-year-old would be well aware of his error.

“De Gea is my boy,” he told RT.

“It hurts me to say it but he knows it was a bad mistake. It’s a mistake he doesn’t make with us at Manchester United because he was named player of the season for fantastic performances.

“But that happens to the best.”

Despite leading thanks to a Diego Costa double and Nacho Fernandez’s fine strike, Spain were forced to settle for a draw after Ronaldo’s late heroics.

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