I disagree. There are other players that could have dealt with the situation better but the question was could De Gea have done better and for me yes he could. He had played well during the game but he is a goalkeeper and they are judged a little differently than outfield players.
Yes, De Gea could have done better, but the media, and especially that gimp Hansen, vilifying him for it is beyond a joke. He played superbly well yesterday and, OK, his poor clearance led to the goal, but was it a howler?! No bloody way. I said at the time I'd like him to have come and claimed it (catch it) and clear out Vidic and the Spurs player, let them know who's boss. At the very least if he'd done that and not been able to grasp it he'd probably have got a foul. He's still developing and hopefully he'll improve on aerial ability/dealing with crosses because that, for me, is the only glaring area he needs to improve on. Some of his saves yesterday (from Dempsey and Bale) were terrific and all this talk of Fergie dropping him again is possibly the most ridiculous and unfair criticism he's had to date