David de Gea apologised to his Manchester United teammates after mistake vs Barcelona

FC Barcelona v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg

Manchester United were dumped out of the Champions League by Barcelona on Tuesday night. 

The first leg of their quarter-final tie was a tense game, with Barca taking just a 1-0 lead to the Camp Nou. 

The return fixture though was far from close. The hosts won 3-0 on the night, sweeping aside Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team.

Lionel Messi scored the first two before Philippe Coutinho wrapped up the tie in the second half. 

The match will be remembered as one that Barca's number 10 dominated and his first goal was brilliant. 

Messi picked the ball up on the edge of the 18-yard box, cut inside and nutmegged Fred before curling his shot past David de Gea. 

There was nothing the United goalkeeper could really do to stop the ball nestling in the net. Sadly though, the same can't be said for the second goal, which came from a De Gea howler.

Once again Messi danced his way through the defence but slipped as he took a shot from long range. 

It should have been a simple save for De Gea, but he made a big mistake as the ball squirmed under his body and across the line. 

It's one of the worst blunders of the Spaniard's career and all but confirmed Man United's departure from the Champions League. 

So, you certainly wouldn't want to be De Gea in the United dressing room at full-time.

FC Barcelona v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg

He was no doubt disappointed and now The Sun has given insight into what he said to teammates afterward.

According to the report, De Gea was 'inconsolable' at the final whistle and couldn't forgive himself for the error. 

He also apologised to all his teammates in the dressing room - even though none of the players or management were blaming him. 

FC Barcelona v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg

What's most interesting though, is that the 'keeper believed Man United could have won the tie had he not let Messi's second shot in. 

Of course, we'll never know if things would have turned out different had Solskjaer's side gone into half-time just 1-0 down on the night. 

But for De Gea to think his team could have progressed without the mistake shows just how much faith he has in his teammates.  

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