Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has issued a statement on Instagram after the defeat to Liverpool.

De Gea conceded seven goals for the first time in a Manchester United shirt as the team were thumped at Anfield.

United lost 7-0, with six of Liverpool’s goals scored in the second half.

It was a sickeningly one-sided scoreline which has the potential to haunt United for a while, and may not be easy to brush off.

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De Gea issues statement

David de Gea did not have a good game and he was not alone. Not a single player performed well, as our ratings from the game spell out.

De Gea said that he acknowledged post-match messages on social media after a loss can be divisive. But he wanted to say that he recognised it was a ‘disastrous’ result.

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Manchester United have not lost often this season, so we have been spared these kind of post-match apologies, which became a weekly occurrence last season until there was nothing left to say.

The goalkeeper would have hoped these kind of results were a thing of the past.

This was a wake up call to a squad which had been talked up as title contenders by some. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

A week ago the team were celebrating winning their first trophy. This defeat has killed that momentum, and while there are many more games ahead, this result will sting for weeks.

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