De Gea ‘kicks ball at Maupay’ after he scores cheeky Panenka penalty

David de Gea reportedly kicked the ball at Neal Maupay after he beat him with a cheeky Panenka penalty in Manchester United's clash with Brighton.

The incident, which was spotted by Steve McManaman on BT Sport, occurred off camera moments after the ball hit the back of the net.

On commentary, McManaman said: "It's actually quite funny. Firstly, it's quite sad there's no fans there to witness that.

"But when the ball goes out the net, David de Gea kicks the ball at Maupay. He doesn't kick it very hard but you can see the frustration in the keeper. But it's a brilliant penalty."

Brighton were awarded a penalty in the first half after Tariq Lamptey was brought down in the box by Bruno Fernandes.

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Maupay was tasked with hitting the back of the net, and did so in style.

The Frenchman waited for De Gea to dive to his left as he ran towards his spot-kick and floated the ball up and into the back of the net.

The Brighton striker ran off to his left to celebrate, making a 'crying' gesture with his hands.

Meanwhile, De Gea went to collect the ball, and according to McManaman booted the ball out of the goal to his right.

It's not clear whether the ball hit Maupay.

Brighton's lead was short-lived as United drew level just minutes later following a scramble in the area.

Lewis Dunk was adjudged to have put the ball in the back of his own net.

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