‘Desire’ of Man Utd questioned as player calls Everton loss ‘a disgrace’

Date published: Saturday 9th April 2022 4:23 - Lewis Oldham

Man Utd lose at Goodison Park

David De Gea has laid into his Man Utd teammates following their 1-0 loss at Goodison Park against Frank Lampard’s Everton.

The Red Devils travelled to face Everton on Saturday afternoon.

Man Utd performed poorly as they were beaten by the Toffees, who are currently 17th in the Premier League.

Ten Hag or anyone else will need a miracle with this Man Utd…

Anthony Gordon netted the winning goal. His shot found the net via a significant deflection off Harry Maguire.

United are now without a win in three games across all competitions. They are three points adrift of the top four but teams above them have games in hand.

De Gea admitted post-match that United’s performance was “not acceptable”:

“They [Everton] played Wednesday and they were tired but they had more desire than us, that is not acceptable. Very sad to lose today,” De Gea said.

“It is a disgrace from us, we should be winning this game.”

Ralf Rangnick doesn’t believe the talk of who will be the club’s next manager is affecting his team:

“I don’t think this should be an excuse. We are Manchester United. We have lots of international players. There shouldn’t be an alibi. There will be a new manager next season. If this is announced now or in 10 days it shouldn’t have an impact,” Rangnick insisted.

“If you don’t score a single goal in 95 minutes we have to be disappointed. We had a good start and should have created more chances out of that domination. Then we concede a deflected shot and lost a bit of our composure.

“The second half we were trying to add creativity with substitutions but we didn’t always take the right decision.

“We had to do something. We needed a goal and we decided to bring [Juan] Mata and more verticality with [Anthony] Elanga. They were defending with their players in the last 35 minutes.

“We didn’t find the right player at the right moment. We didn’t have enough players in the box when we played crosses.

“It’s not only creativity. I think we had enough creative payers on the pitch. It’s also about being physical enough in the final third, being physical and trying to score a goal. We didn’t have enough players in the box.”

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