David de Gea admits he gave up on his team-mates after Everton’s goal

David de Gea admits he gave up on his team-mates after Everton's goal

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has admitted that he gave up on his team-mates despite having over an hour of football left to play against Everton.

Man United had planned to bounce back to winning ways against The Toffees on Saturday, having played out a disappointing 1-1 draw against Leicester City last time out.

United took control of the game after a bit of fluidity in the first ten minutes of the game, where they created pressure on the home side and Jordan Pickford was called into action twice to deny Marcus Rashford.

Many would have thought Manchester United would easily win the game if they continued with the intensity they showed after the opening first ten minutes.

The reverse happened and Gordon scored from a deflected strike just a few minutes after Jordan Pickford had denied Rashford’s close-range header.

If you expected Manchester United to fight their way back into the game after Gordon’s strike, you weren’t wrong given how they started the game but it came as a surprise to many that The Red Devils would rather struggle to create any decent goalscoring chances following the goal.

David de Gea, who watched his team-mates from the back, admitted that his side didn’t look like a team that would get a goal.

David de Gea was rather expecting Everton to double their lead than Manchester United to score the equaliser
David de Gea was rather expecting Everton to double their lead than Manchester United to score the equaliser

In fact, he confessed in his post-match interview that he was rather anticipating the home side to double their lead from a counter-attack or better still, defend their 1-0 lead.

“I don’t think we created a proper, proper chance in the whole game,” David de Gea told MUTV. [There were] a couple of chances but not even big ones. I don’t know what to say to be honest. It’s very sad, I feel sad. This club deserves much more.

“To be honest I didn’t see any chance to score for us from the back. I was feeling it was going to finish 1-0 or maybe 2-0 if they [Everton] had a counterattack, that was my feeling. I didn’t make any saves in the second half, I made one in the first and another deflected, but I don’t know what to say. It’s not good enough.

“I feel horrible. I feel very sad, I can imagine how they [the supporters] feel because they come to every game and we hear them always the whole game, it doesn’t matter if we are winning or losing. It’s very tough for them and for us.”