‘Sorry to the fans’ – De Gea apologizes after 4-1 defeat at Watford

Sat 20 November 2021 | 19:25

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has apologized to fans after his side’s embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Watford and admits the Red Devils’ current form is not acceptable.

Manchester United

were crushed 4-1 against struggling


on Saturday, adding to the pressure on

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

after the club’s fifth defeat in their last seven Premier League outings.

Watford took a 2-0 lead at Vicarage Road thanks to goals from

Josh King


Ismaila Sarr


Donny van de Beek

pulled one back after he came on in the second half.

United continued to suffer as

Harry Maguire

sent off and

Joao Pedro


Emmanuel Dennis

clinched the victory in stoppage time.

Despite conceding four goals,

De Gea

, who saved two penalties and was United's best player on the day, agrees that a major turnaround is required following the latest setback.

"There's not much to say – it was embarrassing to see Man United play like we did today,"

he told

Sky Sports

. "It's not acceptable – the way we were playing and doing things.

"The first half was embarrassing – we could've conceded four goals in 45 minutes. It was hard to watch the team playing today – it was nightmare after nightmare.

"It's not acceptable. We are trying to give our best and fight for the team but for sure something is very wrong.

"You can see in the games – it's very low level, very poor. Sorry to the fans, once again."

De Gea defended Solskjaer and put the blame on the players.

"It's easy to blame the manager or the staff but sometimes it's the players. We need to show much more than we are doing,"

he said


"I've been in difficult moments and always believe in myself but there are difficult moments we have to be strong in mind and body.

"We are paid to play for United and to do better than that. This is not Manchester United or the way we ought to play – it's difficult to say more than that.

"It's been very bad for a long time – a club like Man United we have to be fighting for trophies and fighting for big things and to be honest we are far from that.

"Let's see – we have to keep working hard and stick together. We always say the same things but it's the truth – we have to look at ourselves and see where we can improve."

source: SportMob

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