JUAN MATA admits Manchester United have lost their killer touch after making the worst start to a season in 27 years - and he feels sorry for the fans.
United have taken just five points from their opening four Premier League matches this season raising questions about the job Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is doing.
"After that, two difficult games away where we should have got more.
"But football is not about deserving – although I think if you constantly deserve, you’re going to finally get what you deserve.
"Especially at Southampton, we should have killed the game.
"Obviously, Crystal Palace at Old Trafford we cannot repeat. We cannot lose these kinds of games and know we have to improve.
“My message is always being grateful for what they give us. I understand their frustration when we don’t get the results they deserve, so I feel sorry for that.
"But what I can do, individually, and what we can do, as a team, is give our best. Fans recognise that.
“Over results, what they value is that a player gives everything and tries as much as he can, and that’s what I do and what my team-mates do.
"If we want to get our objectives, we need to stick together — managers, players and fans — because there’s many people on the outside enjoying it when Manchester United don’t win.
"It’s key for us to stick together as a whole.”