‘I’m lost for words’ – Savage, Hargreaves blast ‘awful’ Man Utd man after ‘terrible night’

Joe Williams
Former Man Utd midfielder Owen Hargreaves

Owen Hargreaves thinks David de Gea has probably come to the end of his journey at Man Utd after his terrible display against Sevilla on Thursday night.

The Red Devils were blown away by Sevilla as a brace from Youssef En-Nesyru and another goal from Loic Bade saw Erik ten Hag’s side lose 3-0 on the night and 5-3 on aggregate in their Europa League quarter-final.

De Gea was definitely at fault for two of Sevilla’s goals and could’ve possibly done better for Bade’s effort that came off his shoulder and looped over the Man Utd goalkeeper and into the net off the crossbar.

And former Man Utd midfielder Hargreaves doesn’t think De Gea suits Ten Hag’s philosophy and style of play as he “is not good with his feet”.

“First of all, David de Gea has been an incredible servant for this football club,” Hargreaves said on BT Sport.

“He’s been a brilliant goalkeeper and he’s a brilliant shot-stopper. But he is not good with his feet and it showed tonight and it has showed on numerous occasions this season.

“We know Erik ten Hag wants to play out, he wants to get the ball down and play. The first goal came from that and so did the third to a lesser extent.

“They are huge moments that they need to fix obviously. So the question is, does he fit Erik ten Hag’s philosophy? Based on today you would say no, it didn’t look right.”

And former Premier League midfielder Robbie Savage was baffled by the performance of Ten Hag’s Man Utd players with he too picking out De Gea for criticism.

“I’m lost for words, lost for words,” Savage said on BT Sport commentary when Sevilla scored their third goal. “What on earth are United doing?

“What is David de Gea trying to do there? What is that technique? It’s so bad.

“It’s a terrible night for Manchester United and a terrible night for David de Gea. It’s awful.”

Man Utd midfielder Christian Eriksen – who the Red Devils signed on a free transfer in the summer – thinks the Red Devils squad need to take “accountability” for their defeat.

“It was a big disappointment,” Eriksen told MUTV.

“It was a quiet dressing room. The manager said some stuff and, yeah, we all take our accountability from what happened.

“I think any opponent when you play like today and you give the chances the way we do, then of course you’re going to lose the game.

“I think first game we felt in control until the 80-something minute. But, again, it’s football. I mean, if you don’t take your chances when you have them then you’re going to be punished in the end.”

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