David de Gea sent a message after the match too. What he was talking about is unclear.
The Spaniard fired off a short tweet to supporters almost a full 24 hours after the 1-0 defeat.
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) April 11, 2019
De Gea’s message simply read ‘Focus on the essentials’, with a picture of him walking off the pitch at Old Trafford.
What does it mean?
With De Gea’s contract status the subject of ongoing speculation, unclear messages like this can take on hidden meaning.
United fans are worried he does not want to re-sign. The Mail report he wants a reported £350,000 per week.
Earlier this week we called on him to step up against Barcelona and make an undisputable case he deserves it.
He could do nothing about the own goal and later stepped up to save a goalbound shot from Philippe Coutinho. It’s likely he will be busier in the second leg.
The defeat was United’s fourth in the last five games, with two against Wolves, one to Arsenal and now Barcelona.
We face West Ham this weekend in a must win game at Old Trafford. De Gea may simply be calling for United to ‘go back to basics’ and get back to winning ways.
After all, no matter how much you earn per week, nobody likes losing.