David De Gea Shares Heartfelt Message To Manchester United Fans After Everton Defeat

David de Gea has shared a wholehearted message with Manchester United fans after Everton's 4-0 thrashing of the Red Devils on Sunday.

The 28-year-old Spanish shot-stopper, who was at fault for Everton's second, didn't mince his words and made it clear that his side could -- and should -- have done better in the match.

"Difficult to put what I am feeling today into words," he wrote on Twitter.

"As captain, I want to say that the performance of the team today, on top of the result, was not up to the standard expected when you pull on this shirt...

"We know that we have to improve, but words mean little: we have to give everything for this club. Thank you for your unconditional support."

Marco Silva's Everton side took United apart at Goodison Park, with Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurðsson, Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott all adding their names to the scoresheet.

United's stats show how much they have underperformed this season, especially after finishing second in the Premier League last season.

Red Devils legend Gary Neville was brutal in his analysis of the United players following the match, while fellow Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher also named two players that should be sold.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær, much like de Gea, apologised to the fans for his side's woeful performance against the Toffees.

"From the first whistle, everything went wrong," he told Sky Sports.

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"I just want to apologise to the fans. They're the only people with the badge on today who can hold their head high, because we can't."

The 46-year-old Norwegian praised the fans' "fantastic support," but once again made it clear there weren't any positives from the performance.

"We were beaten on all aspects today and the only place we beat Everton -- I can't say we beat them -- but we had a fantastic support and I just want to apologise for the performance we turned out," he told BBC's Match of the Day.

"We just didn't perform. That was not worthy of a Manchester United team.

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Credit: PA

"That performance is not good enough for a Manchester United team, from me to [the] players, we let the fans down, we let the club down. That performance is difficult to describe because it is so bad.

"They beat us on all the basics. We were beaten on all the ingredients you need, added to the talent. There is no place you can hide on the pitch.

"We hold our hands up and apologise to everyone associated with the club. We have a perfect chance to make amends on Wednesday."

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Credit: PA

United are sixth in the Premier League and are two points behind fifth-placed Chelsea and fourth-placed Arsenal in the race for top four this season.

Solskjær's men will host the reigning Premier League champions at Old Trafford on Wednesday for the Manchester derby.

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