He has vowed that Manchester United will ‘put our lives’ into turning their dismal start around.
Ten Hag’s side suffered a humiliating 4-0 loss at Brentford – with all four goals coming in the first half, leaving them at the bottom of the Premier League.
The Spaniard said that De Gea conceded Brentford’s opener, but Man Utd will not rest until they are 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.”
“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 apologized for his error in Brentford’s first goal, allowing a Josh Dasilva strike to sneak through his body at the near post.
“I think I cost my team three points today,” the Spaniard added. “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.”