David de Gea spoke to the press following yesterday’s humiliating 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Watford, admitting the players embarrassed themselves.
The goalkeeper saved two penalties, with the initial one having to be retaken because of encroachment, and made several important stops in the first half, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a dreadful result which was exacerbated by the sending off of captain Harry Maguire.
It was an embarrassing first half. We could have conceded four goals in 45 minutes, so it was hard to watch the team playing like today. I think it’s a nightmare, after a nightmare, again, for a long time, so it’s not acceptable. This is not Manchester United. It’s been very bad for a long time. I think a club like Manchester United, we have to be fighting for trophies and fighting for big things and, to be honest, we are far from there, so let’s see. The players are trying to give our best, to fight for the team but, for sure, something is very wrong. You can see in the games that what we’re doing is very low level, very poor. I say sorry to the fans once again. We are professional players. Sometimes there are difficult moments where you have to be strong in the mind, strong in the body. This is why are playing, to be here for Manchester United and show more than we did today.