De Gea: I have to take responsibility

Saturday 13 August 2022 21:10

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea insisted on fronting up and taking responsibility following the Reds’ difficult away defeat to Brentford.

United were beaten 4-0 by the Bees on a tough evening in the capital, with all four goals coming in the first 35 minutes. 

The hosts appeared to continue to grow in confidence from their early opener, which came in the 10th minute, after Josh Dasilva’s long-range effort crept under the diving De Gea. 

Our goalkeeper admitted he should have done better to keep the shot out, and says it was a pivotal moment in the game after a lively start from United.
De Gea: My mistakes were unacceptable Video

De Gea: My mistakes were unacceptable

De Gea wanted to speak and take responsibility after what he describes as 'a horrible day'...

“First of all, I have to take responsibility. I think we have lost three points today,” David told club reporter Stewart Gardner. 

“The first minutes, before the goal, it [the game] was under control. Nothing happened and then after the first goal, we concede a goal and then I think the team was down, down, down. 

“We didn’t react. We should be capable to react much better, but it was unacceptable the goal that I conceded today.

“It was a not super-difficult ball, so I just put my head up and I should have kept my eyes on the ball. That happens, that's football, and life. Sometimes you make mistakes,” De Gea added.

“That’s even worse when the team lose but now, I have to keep working, keep doing my job as best as possible and keep helping the team.”
Following a rough week with defeats in our opening two matches of the new Premier League campaign, De Gea is keen to give the United supporters something to shout about again as soon as possible.

“It’s difficult to be honest. It’s still tough moments, I say this many times, but I know the lads, and everyone, is working hard. I’m working hard, the manager’s working really hard, so that’s the beginning. 

“We made a big change [with the manager] so this is just [one of] the first games. So we need to improve a lot, listen to what the manager wants and of course start to win games.”

Brentford 4 United 0


The Reds slip up on a difficult trip to West London, with all the goals coming in a chastening first half.

De Gea and co will have to wait nine days for a chance to get back onto the pitch however, with Liverpool next up in the Premier League, a week on Monday. 

“It doesn’t matter to be honest, who we play against,” De Gea insisted. “We need to prepare [for] the game very well. We have a long week.

“It’s going to be tough of course, after this defeat. But let’s put our lives in training, put our lives on the games, and let’s play for the badge and our pride.”