Donny van de Beek "disappointed" after Man Utd "lose confidence" mid-match

Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek admits the Red Devils lost confidence against Istanbul Basaksehir.

United were shocked by the Turkish outfit to end their 100 per cent Champions League record.

The defence was all over the place as Demba Ba opened the scoring with United going two goals down soon after.

Anthony Martial pulled one back before the break though United’s performance did not improve in the second half and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side succumbed to defeat.

And Van de Beek, who has struggled since arriving at Old Trafford in the summer, admits United have lost confidence over the past few days.

"I'm really disappointed,” Van de Beek told BT Sport. “I think we started OK, the first 10 minutes, then we give a goal away. I don't know how.

“After that I think we lose the confidence. We can play much better. We are a team and everyone has a responsibility and we can play much better.

"Yes I had that feeling [that Martial’s goal was a turning point]. There was also a lot space to play and create something.

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“But I think today we create not many chances. We are Man United. We need to improve.

“The games before, like last game against Arsenal was the same. I think we don't play our best game. Now we have to step up [for] the game against Everton."

Solskjaer admitted United’s showing was not what the Red Devils needed, saying: "Performance was not good enough against a team that worked and ran and hit us on the break a couple of times.

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“They scored two goals, like you do in Europe, when you do not defend well enough.

“You get a reality check every time you play a game of football. Nothing becomes history as quick as a football game. You don't turn up and get three points in the Champions League.”

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