DAVID DE GEA personally asked to come out and deliver the post-game press conference to apologise for his errors.
The Spaniard gifted Brentford an early lead as Manchester United’s miserable start to the season continued with a 4-0 defeat.
De Gea apologised to Manchester United team-mates and fans after the game for ‘costing’ the three pointsCredit: Reuters
The Red Devils defence crumbled in West London and the howlers kept coming as each goal added to Erik ten Hag’s woes.
De Gea, 31, faced the media afterwards and said sorry for “costing” the Red Devils three points.
He told Sky Sports: “I’m just taking my responsibility today. I think I cost three points for my team today to be honest. It was a poor performance from myself.
“After the first mistake and second it was tough for the team to keep playing. It was a horrible day. “
Jay Dasilva hit a speculative shot from distance and the goalkeeper remarkably managed to let it nestle into the bottom corner.
Then just minutes later, De Gea presented Christian Eriksen with a dangerous pass out from the back, leading straight to the second.
The United shot-stopper unravelled in front of Brentford’s dogged front line.
The former Spanish international’s blunder for was a sign of things to come for Ten Hag’s men.
De Gea has been a world class keeper for the best part of a decade but it was truly an afternoon to forget.
The No1 admitted he should have been better but the whole team has a lot to learn this season.
He added: “Maybe you have to read the game better and kick it long. Maybe I shouldn’t have played it to Christian [Eriksen]. They pressed one-against-one. I should have done better.
“We are not like other teams. They concede one goal and they win 5-1 or 6-1. It doesn’t matter if they make that mistake.
“This is why I cost three points today because it was an easy save and then it was 1-0 to them and then we were going down, down, down.
“It was a poor performance. But we need to stick together, and learn what the manager wants. Play for the badge, and play for the club.”
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