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Manchester United, goalkeeper David De Gea, defended by Spain's chief Luis Enrique


Spain, Luis Enrique, defeated Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea for criticizing his performance for the national team.

The 28-year-old was guilty because Croatia won a winner Thursday night for winning against La Roja in the UEFA League.

It was the most recent blunder made by number one, following his profound error that saw an effort by Cristiano Ronaldo who went through him to the World Cup in Russia.

But Enrique says it is unfair to decipher De Gea amid the weak form of Spain.

"It is strange," he said, before Spain's friendship with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

"When criticism is customized to a player, it's curious.

"Criticism should be for everyone and for the coach and it's unfair to target him to a player.

"A goalkeeper can not make a mistake if the ball does not reach his goal.

"I defend my players."

In Spain, Enrique was asked to slip another goalkeeper's option in the light of De Gea's exhibitions, but the former Barcelona manager refused to draw his plans.

"I have a team of 23 players and I look at my options," he added.

"Today [in Saturday’s training session] we will take advantage of the opportunity to see those who have played the least.

"I will not speak of my preferences, but my actions will speak louder than my words."

Enrique acknowledged that the contrasting style of Jose Mourinho in Old Trafford could have influenced De Gea's performance for the national team and said it was working with the former Atlético Madrid man.

"The national team plays differently from Manchester United," he added.

"Maybe we can work with him from this point of view, from a psychological point of view.

"It could be a good starting point."

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