“I cost my team the three points today” Manchester United player admitted to his poor performance against Brentford tonight.
David de Gea’s mistakes allowed Josh Da Silva and Matthias Jensen to give the Bees a commanding two-goal lead over their stunned visitors, who were unable to raise themselves at all. This contributed to United’s own demise.
United was all over the place, and Ten Hag could do nothing but watch in disbelief as Ben Mee nodded in an uncontested corner goal and then sliced open the defense before Bryan Mbeumo made it 4-0 in the 35th minute.
United’s only consolation on a remarkable night was that they didn’t give up any more goals.
To be fair to him, he did make a save early in the second half, and since that is his job, we’ll give him that.
This is due to the fact that it is also his responsibility to avoid allowing soft goals from 25 yards out and creating panic in his defense by passing a ball out of the back to a player who was encircled by three opponents.
After that, De Gea was observed arguing with Christian Eriksen in a less-than-pleasant manner.
The Manchester United goalkeeper admitted that he was poor against Brentford tonight and he caused the team the three points.
David de Gea speaking about the game: “I cost three points to my team today and it was a poor performance from myself. It was a horrible day.”
“We are not like other teams. They concede first and [end up] winning 5-1, 6-1. It was an easy save and I felt already it was going down, down. It was a poor performance.”
“When the games that matter you need bravery and be proper players. We have to keep working, head up, it is the beginning under a new manager and a lot to improve.”
United needs him to perform in the situation they are in, but he didn’t.
Eriksen, Christian was portrayed in a more complex manner for some reason, particularly when playing against a team against which you’d think he could have done more damage.
The former Brentford player had a challenging evening despite being booed by the home crowd and coming close with a header.