Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea admitted after his side’s loss to Newcastle that he is experiencing the most difficult time at the club since the Spaniard arrived at Old Trafford in 2011.
The Red Devils are without a win in their last five games in all competitions and currently sit 12th in the Premier League table, just two points off the relegation zone.
Throughout the game against Newcastle they looked void of ideas, especially going forward, while the injuries are starting to pile up in all positions.
Speaking after another disappointing result, David De Gea couldn’t hide his frustrations outlining that it is the most difficult time he has experienced since he arrived at the club.
“Everything, a lot of things to improve,” began De Gea.
“I don’t know what to say. Keep fighting, keep fighting, it’s a difficult moment for us. Probably, it’s the most difficult time since I have been here.”
De Gea has only kept two clean sheets in the Premier League this season, while they have failed to score more than two goals since they defeated Chelsea 4-0 on the opening day of the campaign.
The keeper admitted that he is perplexed as to how to solve the issues currently plaguing United and that they must “say sorry to the fans” following their disappointing start to the season.
“I don’t know what is happening. We cannot score a goal in two games. We have to say sorry to the fans. Not just this game, this whole season but let’s keep fighting and keep working.”
United now face the international break before a game against Liverpool at Old Trafford with the table toppers looking for their record breaking 18th win in a row.
"This is probably the most difficult time since I've been here. I don't know what is happening."@ManUtd goalkeeper David De Gea struggles to hide his deep disappointment after the Reds' 1-0 defeat to Newcastle 😮
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Solskjaer admitted that his side lacked a few key players but outlined that the international break will give some time to recover and the staff time to analyse.
“We lacked a few key players but that is no excuse. At the moment, we are in a position we are not used to. It’s symptomatic of where we are at. We work hard and we don’t create.
“Luckily, it’s the international break. We have time to analyse. Hopefully, we will get some some players back. It’s my responsibility and I need to sort their heads out.
“They are human beings, young footballers who all work hard. We want to see those results. Rashford is working hard. He is running, running, running and not getting the service.”
“The first half was the worst we have played. The second we dominated, and we don’t get the win. We have six out from the starting XI against Chelsea…we have come together and decided the direction, if you work on sunny days you will never get to where you are going.”