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David De Gea makes Man Utd pledge following Brentford horror show

Craig Vickers
De Gea apologises to the Man Utd fans
De Gea apologises to the Man Utd fans / Visionhaus/GettyImages

David De Gea has vowed that Manchester United will 'put our lives' on turning their dismal start to the season around.

Erik ten Hag's side suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Brentford - with all four goals coming inside 35 first half minutes - to leave them bottom of the Premier League after two games.

De Gea was culpable for the concession of Brentford's opener, and the Spaniard has pledged that Man Utd will leave no stone unturned as they seek to get back on track.

"It’s difficult to be honest," said United's No.1. "It’s still tough moments. I say this many times, but I know the lads, and everyone is working hard.

"I’m working hard, the manager’s working really hard, so that’s the beginning.

"We made a big change so these are just the first games. We need to improve a lot, listen to what the manager wants and of course start to win games. It doesn’t matter who we play against. We need to prepare for the game very well. We have a long week.

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"It’s going to be tough of course, after this defeat. But let’s put our lives in training, put our lives on the games, and let’s play for the badge and our pride.”

De Gea was forced to apologise for his error in Brentford's first goal of the afternoon, allowing a Josh Dasilva strike to squirm through his body at the near post.

"I think I cost my team three points today," the Spaniard said. "It was a poor performance from myself.

"After the first mistake and then the second, it was very tough to be playing and it was a horrible day."