David de Gea slams ’embarrassing’ Man United and Gary Neville reacts to humiliating defeat at Watford as ironic chants of ‘Ole’s at wheel’ directed at Solskjaer by Vicarage Road crowd

David de Gea branded Manchester United’s display ‘unacceptable’ and ’embarrassing’ after the Red Devils were humiliated 4-1 by Watford.

United travelled to Vicarage Road having lost four of their last six Premier League games before the international break and this heavy defeat only piled more misery on the beleaguered Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

It was a horrific display from United and De Gea branded it ‘unacceptable’ after the match
Solskjaer looked a dead man walking after the game

The Hornets hit two before half time and added another two after Harry Maguire was sent off for two reckless challenges in the second half, with substitute’s Donny van de Beek’s header after the break proving to be of no importance in the end.

Time could now be up for Solskjaer, who looked a defeated man in the dugout at Vicarage Road as his side slipped to seventh in the Premier League and a third heavy defeat in their last four top-flight outings.

And speaking to Sky Sports after the match, De Gea admitted he could have shipped even more than four as he reflected on United’s terrible display.

“There’s not much to say – it was embarrassing to see Man United play like we did today,” he said. 

Neville has always backed Ole but that is getting difficult with each passing match

“It’s not acceptable – the way we were playing and doing things. It’s easy to blame the manager or the staff but sometimes it’s the players. We need to show much more than we are doing.

“Embarrassing first half – we could’ve conceded four goals in 45 minutes. It was hard to watch the team playing today – it was nightmare after nightmare. It’s not acceptable.

“We are trying to give our best and fight for the team but for sure something is very wrong. You can see in the games – it’s very low level, very poor. Sorry to the fans, once again.

“I’ve been in difficult moments and always believe in myself but there are difficult moments we have to be strong in mind and body. We are paid to play for United and to do better than that.

It was a disastrous day out for United and Maguire’s sending off summed up their current predicament

“This is not Manchester United or the way we ought to play – it’s difficult to say more than that.

“It’s been very bad for a long time – a club like Man United we have to be fighting for trophies and fighting for big things and to be honest we are far from that. Let’s see – we have to keep working hard and stick together. 

“We always say the same things but it’s the truth – we have to look at ourselves and see where we can improve.”

Gary Neville, who has supported his former teammate Solskjaer despite their plight this term, labelled the match a ‘shocker’ on Twitter after the game.

While Watford fans ironically chanted ‘Ole’s at the wheel’ in the direction of the Norwegian as he consoled furious United fans.

Having dallen to seventh in the table and five points off the Champions League spots, time could be up for Solskjaer, with the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Brendan Rodgers both strong candidates to take over at Old Trafford.