Manchester United shot-stopper David De Gea has taken responsibility following the Reds’ difficult away defeat to Brentford.
The red devils were humiliated to a 4-0 by the Bees on a tough evening in the capital, with all four goals coming in the first 35 minutes.
“Foremost, I have to take responsibility. I think we have lost three points today,” David told club reporter Stewart Gardner.
“The first minutes, before the goal, it [the game] was under control. Nothing happened and then after the first goal, we concede a goal, and then I think the team was down, down, down.
“We didn’t react. We should be capable to react much better, but it was unacceptable the goal that I conceded today.
“It was a not super-difficult ball, so I just put my head up, and I should have kept my eyes on the ball. That happens, that’s football and life. Occasionally you make mistakes,” De Gea added.
“That’s even worse when the team lose, but now, I have to keep working, keep doing my job as good as possible and keep helping the team.”
Following a rough week with defeats in our opening two matches of the new Premier League campaign, De Gea is keen to give the United supporters something to shout about again as soon as possible.
“It’s difficult, to be honest. It’s still tough moments, I say this many times, but I know the lads, and everyone, is working hard. I’m working hard, the manager’s working hard, so that’s the beginning.
“We made a big change [with the manager] so this is just [one of] the first games. So, we need to improve a lot, listen to what the manager wants and of course start to win games.”
De Gea and co will have to wait nine days for a chance to get back onto the pitch, however, with Liverpool next up in the Premier League, a week on Monday.
“It doesn’t matter, to be honest, who we play against,” De Gea insisted. “We need to prepare [for] the game very well. We have a long week.
“It’s going to be tough, of course, after this defeat. But let’s put our lives in training, put our lives on the games, and let’s play for the badge and our pride.”