David De Gea blasted his side’s performance in the 4-1 loss to Watford on Saturday afternoon as United slipped to a fourth defeat in five games in the Premier League.
With just one win in seven league games, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s positon as boss looks incredibly precarious – and De Gea has vented his frustrations at his boss by calling the performance ‘unacceptable’ – stating things have been bad for a ‘long time’.
De Gea was the only shining light in the loss to Watford after saving a penalty in the first-half, giving United a lifeline that the rest of his team-mates ultimately failed to repay him with.
Goals from Joshua King, Ismaila Sarr, Emmanuel Dennis and Joao Pedro confined United to even more embarrassment with just four points from a possible 27 for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
Donny van de Beek’s goal to make the score 2-1 gave United a tiny flicker of hope.
But late goals from Pedro and Dennis gave United perhaps their most embarrassing defeat yet to leave Solskjaer hanging by a thread – and De Gea has seemingly alluded to the Norwegian’s future being in the balance after claiming ‘something is very wrong’ at Old Trafford.
“There’s not much to say – it was embarrassing to see United play like we did today,” the Spaniard said.
“It’s not acceptable – the way we were playing and doing things. It’s easy to blame the manager or the staff but sometimes it’s the players.
“Embarrassing first half, we could’ve conceded four goals in 45 minutes.
“It was hard to watch the team playing today – it was nightmare after nightmare. It’s not acceptable.
“We are trying to give our best and fight for the team but for sure something is very wrong. You can see in the games – it’s very low level, very poor. Sorry to the fans, once again.
“I’ve been in difficult moments and always believe in myself but there are difficult moments we have to be strong in mind and body.
“We are paid to play for United and to do better than that.”