Heartbroken De Gea Breaks Silence After Man Utd’s Disastrous Loss to Liverpool

Heartbroken De Gea Breaks Silence After Man Utd’s Disastrous Loss to Liverpool

Elijah Odetokun
March 6, 2023 at 8:34 AM
  • David De Gea shipped seven goals as Manchester United crumbled against Liverpool
  • The loss was the Red Devils' biggest defeat in their storied history in the Premier League
  • The Spanish goalkeeper took to social media and appealed to fans after an evening of disaster

Manchester United were annihilated on Sunday evening after losing 7-0 to their biggest rivals, Liverpool in possibly the biggest game of the English football calendar.

The result did not reflect the form of the two clubs - the Reds have been struggling and inconsistent while in contrast, the Red Devils have been high-flying and consistent, recently winning the Carabao Cup - their first trophy in six years.

However, this was a derby after all, and derbies mostly ignore which team is in better form as evidenced by this encounter.

David De Gea, Manchester United, Liverpool.
David De Gea looks dejected after conceding seven goals against Liverpool. Photo by Michael Regan.
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De Gea appeals to fans

As reported by EFL, Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea surpassed Peter Schmeichel's record of 180 clean sheets for the club when he kept his 181st in the Carabao Cup triumph over Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium last Sunday.

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However, he has had two games where he conceded since setting the record: the 3-1 loss to West Ham midweek and the embarrassing result to Liverpool, where he shipped in seven goals.

As noted by Sport Bible, the Spanish goalkeeper became the first United player to speak to the fans, taking to social media to appeal to the fans and promising the team would bounce back.

''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,'' he wrote on Twitter.

Varane praised for showing leadership

Sports Brief also reported on defender, Raphael Varane earning plaudits for leadership qualities after the embarrassing result at Anfield.

United players were heading down to the tunnel at the final whistle, but the former Real Madrid player ordered them to applaud the travelling fans.

This earned the retired France international praise from the fans for exhibiting leadership and respecting the fans despite the humbling loss.

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