Owen Hargreaves rips Man Utd players but defends David de Gea | Soccer

Owen Hargreaves blamed Manchester United outfield players (Image: YouTube/Getty)

Owen Hargreaves blamed Manchester United outfield players (Image: YouTube/Getty)

Owen Hargreaves was furious with them However, the Manchester United squad after the historic 4-0 defeat by Brentford defended goalkeeper David de Gea.

De Gea made two big mistakes to put Brentford 2-0 ahead and blamed himself for the painful defeat in a brutally candid post-match interview.

But Hargreaves believes United’s outfield players are to blame after the Red Devils fell to bottom of the Premier League table for the first time in 30 years.

“They made some mistakes and the goals were bad,” Hargreaves said of the United players. “There was no struggle to get back in the game, no tackling, no aggression.

“Football at this level is about competition, that’s how you do it. Brentford won every fight today. You have to win the battles.

“They weren’t ready against Brighton and they weren’t ready again. Erik ten Hag is a great coach, he did a great job at Ajax, but those two games didn’t go according to plan.

“I don’t know how you can change that quickly. The trust is just gone.

“It is a privilege and an honor to wear this football shirt. We were all there as players, had terrible games but you get through it by fighting and competing.

“Forget tactics, it’s all about winning your individual battles.

“I was hopeful [we would see a response after Brighton]. I’m tired of being critical and negative. But what can you say There were no positives.’

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David de Gea took the blame for Manchester United’s historic defeat (Image: Getty)

Asked about De Gea, former United midfielder Hargreaves added: “Don’t put all the blame on yourself [David de Gea].

“Yes he made a big mistake but there is enough time to get back in the game and fight back.

“David was on the teams where they fight back but today it wasn’t there.”

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo turned down a request from United No.2 Steve McClaren to acknowledge the club’s away support following the Brentford defeat.

MORE: Jamie Redknapp slams two of Erik ten Hag’s decisions against Brentford

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