22 Apr Manchester United News: David de Gea apologises for Everton embarrassment
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side slumped into a fifth straight away defeat at Goodison Park at a forgettable performance for the Reds
David de Gea has apologised for Manchester United’s functionality from the 4-0 defeat to Everton.
De Gea began as captain in Goodison Park, but United were 2-0 down by half-time thanks to efforts by Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson, together with questions raised on the Spaniard’s responses for Everton’s next aim.
Substitute Ashley Young took the armband to its next half, although there wasn’t any change in the circulation of the game together with Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott on goal as Everton went on to maintain that their greatest Premier League triumph over United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer went to apologise to United’s travelling service following the final whistle, also De Gea — that had been to blame for Lionel Messi’s next target in Barcelona’s 3-0 win over United in midweek — provided no explanations for the Red Devils’ screen.
Tough to place what I am feeling now into phrases. As captain I would like to say the operation of this team now, on top of this outcome, wasn’t up to the standard expected when you pull on this top…
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) April 21, 2019
“Tough to place what I am feeling now into phrases,” De Gea tweeted.
“As captain I would like to say the operation of this team now, on very top of this outcome, wasn’t up to the normal expected when you pull on the top.
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“We all know that we must enhance but words mean small: we need to provide everything for this particular club. Thanks for your unconditional support”
Sunday’s defeat leaves United further from eligibility for next year’s Champions League competition, despite being helped by Arsenal’s shock loss at home to Crystal Palace.
The Reds now lie just two points shy from the Gunners at the fourth and final qualifying spot, while Chelsea could also pull off should they prevail on Monday from Burnley.