David de Gea admission on ‘disastrous’ Man Utd showing vs Liverpool as goalkeeper equals 92-year-old record

The Manchester United goalkeeper tweeted a message where he apologised to fans for the 7-0 defeat at Anfield.

David de Gea has taken to social media to apologise to Manchester United fans following Sunday’s capitulation against Liverpool.

The Red Devils suffered a 7-0 loss at Anfield, the club’s biggest-ever Premier League defeat and it was only the fourth time a United team have ever conceded seven in a single match in their entire history. The most recent came in 1931, meaning De Gea is the first United goalkeeper in 92 years to let the opposition score seven times in one game.

Cody Gakpo’s second was a particularly embarrassing moment for the Spaniard, after the Liverpool forward waiting for him to go to ground before chipping the ball into the net from an acute angle, while De Gea didn’t cover himself in glory for the seventh goal, which Roberto Firmino managed to squeeze through the keeper’s legs.

After the humiliation at the hands of United’s old foes, De Gea was the first player to take to social media when he tweeted a message which said: “I know these messages don’t sit well on such a day. This was a disastrous moment for us and these results shouldn’t happen, especially with the journey we are all on.

“We have a duty to this club, a responsibility to represent the badge but we have many opportunities to look ahead, many games coming fast and we have to lock our focus on these.”

Meanwhile, Roy Keane claimed after the match that the ‘circus is back in town’ at Old Trafford, with Erik ten Hag labelling the performance from his team as ‘unprofessional’.