Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea feels the team’s performance this season has been unacceptable. He adds, it is the “most difficult” period he has experienced since he joined the club.
United lost 1-0 at Newcastle United on Sunday. This has extended their worst start to a League season for 30 years.
“The game isn’t acceptable,” said the Spain international, De Gea. “The whole season isn’t acceptable for us.”
“We didn’t create any proper chances. We have a lot to improve on. I don’t know what to say.”
“We have injuries but it’s not an excuse. We are Manchester United. There is the need to train hard to keep fighting and to get back to winning games.”
Moreover, the Red Devils are the 12th in the Premier League table. Two points above the relegation zone.
The unacceptable performance
Matty Longstaff scored the only goal on his Premier League debut to secure the points for Newcastle at St James’ Park.
This extends Manchester United’s winless away run in the league to eight matches. It is their worst run on the road since September 1989.
For De Gea, it is the most difficult spell he has endured since joining Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid in 2011.
When asked what the team needed to do to improve, De Gea replied, “Everything. A lot of things to improve on.”
He added, “It probably is the most difficult time since I’ve been here. I don’t know what is happening. We cannot score even one goal in two games. Sorry to the fans. We will keep fighting, for sure. We will come back, but at the moment, we are in a difficult situation.”
The club will host the league leaders, Liverpool on 20th October after the International break.