Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen has confirmed that he and his team-mates feel it was a bad day at the office after defeat to Manchester City.
Man City beat Man United 6-3 at Etihad on what was the first Manchester derby in the Premier League this season.
Phil Foden and Erling Haaland scored braces to set City 4-0 clear at half-time.
Some minutes after the second half whistle, Antony pulled a goal back with a stunning strike from outside the penalty box.
However, both Foden and Haaland would score a goal each in the second half to stretch their lead even further.
Anthony Martial, who replaced half-fit Marcus Rashford, pulled a goal back for United after heading a rebound.
In the injury time, the France international won a penalty after he was fouled and scored from the resulting penalty to ease the embarrassment of a score line to 3-3.
It wasn’t a nice game for Manchester United midfielders, including Christian Eriksen, who eventually admitted that their performance against City was is acceptable.
“The main focus from this game should be on ourselves and there are many things we have to change. It was far from acceptable,” Eriksent old Shamoon Hafez after the final whistle.
“We have to take this as a tough defeat and it is about getting back up and showing character. We need to do that.
“It came very heavy, everyone feels it as a very bad day at the office. We started on the wrong foot and they had a lot of chances from kick-off. We have to blame ourselves.
“As a group, everyone will be looking at themselves, we will have a meeting with the manager tomorrow to go through everything that went wrong today.”
Manchester United will look to put this disturbing result behind them when they return in action on Thursday against Omonia in the Europa League.