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David De Gea says Manchester United were ‘a disgrace’ as star gives stark assessment of dismal defeat to Everton, while Ralf Rangnick admits Red Devils could struggle to crack top six


David De Gea was quick to rate Manchester United after their 1-0 loss to Everton, calling the team a ‘disgrace’.

A deflected strike from Anthony Gordon handed the hosts the win, a loss which caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick also admitted could see the Red Devils struggle to finish in the Premier League’s top six.

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De Gea embodied what Man United fans are likely to feel

Although the visitors started brightly and had 68 per cent possession, the Toffees were largely quiet in the contest and Frank Lampard’s men were given a huge boost in their quest to avoid relegation.

Rangnick’s side were slow on the ball and rarely got behind the Everton defence.

Because of this, they have succumbed to defeat and won only once in their last seven games in all competitions.

Champions League football is looking increasingly unlikely and De Gea has echoed those thoughts full time.

“It’s a shame on our part, we should win this game,” he told BT Sport.

“We don’t score but we don’t even create chances to score. I don’t know what to say, to be honest.

David De Gea says Manchester United were ‘a disgrace’ as star gives stark assessment of dismal defeat to Everton, while Ralf Rangnick admits Red Devils could struggle to crack top six

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Cristiano Ronaldo was back in the starting XI but couldn’t do anything to inspire his team


“We knew before today that they were struggling and how difficult it was going to be.

“We’re not good enough, that’s for sure. It will be difficult to be in the top four.

“They played on Wednesday [Everton’s 3-2 defeat to Burnley] and they were tired but they wanted more than us, it’s not acceptable. Very sad to lose today.

Rangnick also spoke about his side’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League next season, and said even finishing in the top six could be overkill for the out-of-form Red Devils.

“Not a good one”, when asked about the impact of the result.

David De Gea says Manchester United were ‘a disgrace’ as star gives stark assessment of dismal defeat to Everton, while Ralf Rangnick admits Red Devils could struggle to crack top six

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Rangnick has a lot of work to do if Man United are to have a chance of qualifying for the Champions League

“When you’re not winning your own games and dropping points, it’s going to be tough to finish in the top four, maybe even the top six.

“We got off to a good start, the first 25 minutes we were dominating the game, not always making and not making the right decisions, but what we intended to play, had played in the first 25 minutes, and [we] should have scored.

“They defended with the whole team, they had almost all of their ten outfield players around their own box.

“And to break that wall you need to get more players in the box and bring crosses into the box, every time we’ve done that within two or three moments we [created] a few big occasions, and it should have happened more often.

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