David de Gea takes blame as Man Utd hit Premier League bottom spot | Football


David de Gea gave a brutally sincere post-match interview after the defeat (Image: Getty)

David de Gea took the blame for Manchester United’s humiliating 4-0 defeat at Brentford as they fell to the underside of the Premier League for the primary time in 30 years.

It’s a new low for United, who’re set to complete a day backside of the Premier League desk for the primary time since August 21, 1992.

The painful end result has seen Erik ten Hag change into the primary supervisor to lose every of his first two video games accountable for United since John Chapman in November 1921.

De Gea made pricey errors for Brentford’s first two objectives, letting Josh Dasilva’s easy shot crawl below him on the close to put up after simply 10 minutes.

He performed a poor cross to Christian Eriksen because the Bees doubled their lead, with the goalkeeper placing the Denmark worldwide below pointless strain as he misplaced possession to Mathias Jensen.

‘I believe I price three factors to my staff in the present day to be sincere,’ De Gea mentioned in a brutally sincere post-match interview with Sky Sports activities.

‘It was a poor efficiency for myself. After the primary mistake, and the second… it was a horrible day.

‘It will probably occur in skilled soccer, the error that I made. I ought to have saved the primary shot, after which the end result most likely would have been completely different.

‘I shouldn’t have performed the ball to Christian Eriksen. After all we attempt to play, however they press over the entire pitch. I ought to have learn it higher.

‘I price us three factors. It was a simple save, and it made it 1-0 to them. Now we have to react a lot better and be able to scoring objectives. It was a poor efficiency.

‘It’s too straightforward in pre-season once you play for nothing. In these video games that matter you want bravery, it’s essential be constant. It wasn’t the case in the present day and I must preserve working.’

When requested about how United can flip this round, De Gea took an extended pause earlier than including: ‘I’m unsure. [All the] groups are bettering quite a bit, and it feels we’re in the identical place.’

Ten Hag, in the meantime, desires to signal a goalkeeper able to difficult De Gea.

United are mentioned to view Leeds United’s Ilan Meslier as the perfect long-term substitute however settle for he’s unattainable this summer season.

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