Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has issued an apology following the club’s embarrassing 4-0 defeat at the hands of Everton on Sunday. The Red Devils had gone into the game with a good chance of closing on the top four places, but instead they suffered one of their worst-ever results in the Premier League era.
The Mancunian giants have been pretty poor in the past few months and the defeat against the Toffees was their sixth in the past eight matches. Despite this, they find themselves within three points off the top four, but their prospects of making the Champions League places look bleak unless they win their remaining games and hope their nearest challengers drop points.
In midweek, United are scheduled to face Manchester City in the cross-town derby and the game remains a potential must-win after squandering the chance to beat Everton at the weekend. On paper, the Citizens are by far the better team with the confidence to boost, but United have shown in the past that they can rise up to the occasion when facing their close neighbours.
Should United secure at least one point, the Premier League title race could take a massive tilt with Liverpool holding the advantage. The Reds are currently two points ahead of the Citizens at the top of the table, but Pep Guardiola’s men have the game in hand against Manchester United.