The match, a Copa del Rey semi-final first leg, saw Gary Neville’s charges thoroughly humbled as Luis Suarez scored four and Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to humiliated the struggling La Liga heavyweights.
Valencia were 3-0 down inside the first half an hour, and were thrown further into peril in the 47th minute when World Cup-winning defender Mustafi was sent off.
Speaking after the match, Neville—who is yet to win a league came with the domestic giants—insisted he wouldn’t be resigning, but Mustafi has admitted that something must change at the club if they are to improve from their miserable showings of late.
“The dressing room is in the shit,” the defender began, speaking to Marca. “We have to rise.
“Do not look at who makes mistakes,” the German continued, “we have to react now and we can only apologise to the fans.
“Now we have to think about picking ourselves up,” he continued. “It won’t be easy, but this team is a very young team and we need to grow.”
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