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David De Gea has given a word of warning to all the Manchester United players after a saddening defeat at Watford.

David De Gea issued an apology following Manchester United’s “embarrassing” defeat at the hands of Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.

In spite of two superb penalty saves from the Spanish goalkeeper, the Hornets went to the dressing with a two-goal lead in halftime. Despite attempts from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team, the Red Devils could not exploit any points from their away league encounter. And De Gea was utterly ashamed to see his side not put effort into the game.

He told Sky Sports: “There’s not much to say – it was embarrassing to see Man United play like we did today.”

“It’s not acceptable – the way we were playing and doing things. It’s easy to blame the manager or the staff but sometimes it’s the players. We need to show much more than we are doing.”

“Embarrassing first half – we could’ve conceded four goals in 45 minutes. It was hard to watch the team playing today – it was nightmare after nightmare. It’s not acceptable.”

“We are trying to give our best and fight for the team but for sure something is very wrong. You can see in the games – it’s very low level, very poor. Sorry to the fans, once again.”

“I’ve been in difficult moments and always believe in myself. But there are difficult moments we have to be strong in mind and body. We are paid to play for United and to do better than that.”

“This is not Manchester United or the way we ought to play – it’s difficult to say more than that.”

“It’s been very bad for a long time. A club like Man United we have to be fighting for trophies. And fighting for big things and to be honest we are far from that. Let’s see – we have to keep working hard and stick together. We always say the same things but it’s the truth. We have to look at ourselves and see where we can improve.”