Manchester United fans react on Twitter to De Gea's performance against Croatia

Spain's David de Gea

The Spanish goalkeeper didn't look confident as Spain slipped to their first European Championships defeat since 2004.

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Manchester United fans were among the Twitter users who took to social media on Tuesday night and Wednesday to discuss David de Gea's performance for Spain in the 2-1 defeat against Croatia.

It was a big surprise to see the Luka Modric-less Croats shock the reigning European Champions, who had taken the lead through Alvaro Morata in the first half, only to be pegged back to 1-1 just before the halftime whistle. In an action packed second half, Inter star Ivan Perisic scored the winner, but only after Spanish captain Sergio Ramos saw a penalty saved by Monaco's Danijel Subasic.

But though many of the Spanish side will be smarting from the defeat, United favourite De Gea will be particularly disappointed, so soon after claiming the number one journey from legendary stopper Iker Casillas, even if he had little protection in front of him.

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De Gea had gone 494 minutes before conceding the equaliser, being beaten at the near post by former Blackburn flop Nikola Kalinic.

The 25-year-old had a couple of poor moments in the game, from weak punches to one awful piece of dawdling that nearly saw him lobbed as he was out of his box by Ivan Rakitic - the crossbar, far post and goal line all necessary to save his blushes.

Below are some of the Twitter comments supporters had on the Premier League star's performance:

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