Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says he is loving life at his new club despite witnessing a difficult start to the English game.
When the young Spaniard joined United last summer, he had a massive gap to fill between the sticks after Edwin van der Sar’s retirement. It was never going to be easy, especially with the British media looking for something to complain about after seeing how much he cost (estimated value of £20m).
With our noisy neighbours beating Norwich 6-1 on Saturday, United’s game with Aston Villa at Old Trafford has become even more important. We can’t afford many slip-ups with the season coming to an end; not that I think we will. However, I honestly cannot see United fucking this one up like City did in recent months.
United’s number one said: “I am really enjoying it. We can’t wait for each game and I want the Aston Villa match to come round as quickly as possible. There is a little way to go yet and we still have plenty of work to do. But the dressing room is very positive. We intend to keep fighting and maintain that advantage.”
David de Gea believes our defeat at Wigan, earlier on this week, may just be a reality check to give the lads a wake-up call because there is still plenty to play for.
“It was a disappointment but sometimes games like that can be a wake-up call,” he said. “It reminded us that anyone is capable of winning games in this league, against any opposition. It will make us even more focused going into these last five games and make sure we carry on that battle for the title.”