Gary Neville interrupts Jose Mourinho interview with hilarious reaction to David de Gea’s howler… as Graeme Souness slams goalkeeper for ‘major mistake’ in Watford defeat
Gary Neville was left stunned after watching David de Gea’s error at Watford
Neville’s shocked reaction to the goal interrupted Jose Mourinho’s interview
De Gea somehow let a tame effort from Ismaila Sarr slip through his grasp
Troy Deeney scored the other goal as Watford beat Manchester United 2-0
A disbelieved Gary Neville interrupted Jose Mourinho’s pre-match interview with his reaction to David de Gea’s howler against Watford.
The United goalkeeper somehow allowed a tame effort from Ismaila Sarr to slip through his grasp and squeeze in at his near post, which saw the hosts take the lead.
Mourinho was being interviewed by Sky Sports reporter Geoff Shreeves ahead of Tottenham’s clash with Chelsea at the time of Watford’s opener, and attentions turned to Neville’s shocked reaction to the goal.
The former United man was left open-mouthed as he watched de Gea’s costly mistake and walked around the room with his hands on his face after seeing the replay of the goal.
Shreeves joked: ‘Now that your (Mourinho) an experienced pundit in the television studio, what’s your opinion on the unprofessional nature of Gary Neville, you and I are doing a professional interview and here he is falling to the floor in disgust, what does that tell you about his lack of standards?’
Mourinho replied: ‘I think Gary cannot hide his Manchester United connections but he is a very good pundit.’
Graeme Souness was left equally as stunned by de Gea’s ‘major mistake’.
He said: ‘Goals are scored by someone doing something clever or someone making a major mistake.
‘He’s taken his eye off the ball, its chopped into the ground but that’s an easy save. Is there spin on the ball?
‘It’s going forward towards him so have to put it down to that. He should be getting that. He’s a top goalkeeper and you feel for him. You never see him make mistakes like that but it is a howler.’
Troy Deeney added a second for Watford from the spot to secure victory in Nigel Pearson’s first game in charge.