Man Utd goalkeeper David de Gea has requested uncommitted players to leave the club after their 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace in the Premier League. United have recorded their lowest points tally in the history of the club but qualified for the Europa League after Brighton beat their rivals, West Ham. It has been a massive collapse as they were talked about as title contenders at the start of the season.
“It’s the same feeling. The level we have shown in the last three or four months isn’t enough to win a Premier League match, we were sloppy, we lost some easy balls around our box, it’s impossible to win the games,” Man Utd goalkeeper David de Gea said. “I just want to be positive, to forget about this season. The new manager [Erik ten Hag] was in the stands, so that’s a good signal. I hope things will get better for next season – that’s the past already. We all know it’s been a bad season, for everyone. The people who don’t want to stay, just go, and the people who really want to stay at the club, who want to fight for the club, let’s have a good rest in the summer, prepare ourselves in the mind and in the body and be ready to fight again next season.”
“Yes, I think Brighton did us the favor to turn the game around because they were losing at half-time,” Ralf Rangnick said. “They scored three times in the second half and that was the good thing about the weekend and about this fixture. We would have loved to take care of ourselves but in a way, the game was indicative of the last couple of weeks, especially when we played away from home.”