De Gea knows it was a 'bad mistake', says Mourinho

Jose Mourinho said David de Gea would be well aware of the enormity of his mistake in Spain's draw against Portugal.

Mistakes happen even with the best, said United boss Mourinho   -  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 said.

"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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