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David De Gea Breaks Down How It Feels To Represent Manchester United At The Moment

Jack Kenmare

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David De Gea Breaks Down How It Feels To Represent Manchester United At The Moment

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has admitted to feeling "embarrassed" while playing for the club this season.

It has been a tough campaign for United, who have recorded five defeats in their last eight games.

The Reds have dropped points agains Manchester City, Liverpool and relegation-contenders Everton in recent weeks, not to mention their 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday – a loss that signals their worst away run in the league in 41 years.

Ralf Rangnick's side have been extremely leaky at the back for large spells of the campaign. In fact, United currently have a worse defensive record than another relegation-threatened team, Burnley, after conceding 51 goals in 34 games.

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Somebody who has saved them on an almost weekly basis, however, is number one goalkeeper David de Gea,

Many will agree that the 31-year-old should be named the club's player of the season come May after producing a host of incredible stops to keep United in games.

De Gea has also earned praise for his honest insight into United's troubles, and in an interview ahead of Thursday's Premier League clash against Chelsea, the Spaniard has not held back again.

When asked how hard it is representing a club this big when results are not good, De Gea responded: "For me, it is very tough. I have been here for many years. Being there on the pitch, three or four-nil down, it's too painful for me. 

"I feel embarrassed sometimes," the goalkeeper added. "It's difficult to say. I feel horrible on the pitch. This is why we have to change this mindset. 

"Everyone needs to do more to try and win games. To be there in the top positions."

Image credit: Football Daily
Image credit: Football Daily

As mentioned earlier, De Gea has not shied away from expressing his frustrations in what has been a poor season.

Earlier this month, he was the first United player to leave the dressing room following their lacklustre defeat to Everton – and he labelled his own team "a disgrace" in a damning post-match interview.

"It is a disgrace from us to be honest, we should be winning this game," he told BT Sport.

"We don't score but we don't create proper chances to score. We are not good enough, that is for sure. It will be difficult to be in the top four.

"They played Wednesday and they were tired but they had more desire than us, that is not acceptable. Very sad to lose today."

Thoughts on De Gea's interview ahead of Thursday night's game at Old Trafford?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Football Daily

Topics: David De Gea, Manchester United, Premier League, Chelsea

Jack Kenmare
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