Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, has admitted his howler opened the floodgate of goals for Brentford and has now accepted responsibility for the club’s scandalous loss.
De Gea failed to hold firmly Josh Dasilva’s and allowed it to squeeze through his armpit for Brentford’s first goal before his poor clear caused the second goal.
Ben Mee and Bryan Mbeumo added more goals in the first half as the hosts went into the break with an emphatic lead.
There were no goals in the second half, as United recorded two successive defeats in the new season.
In his post-match reaction, De Gea, speaking to Sky Sports, said: “I’m just taking my responsibility today. I think I cost three points for my team. It was a poor performance for me.
“After the first mistake and then the second, it was very difficult for mteammateses. At the moment it’s tough every time we concede a goal. I should save the first shot – [if I had] the result would be different.”