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De Gea: We Must Secure Title Now

Following Manchester United’s exit from the Europa League last night, David de Gea has claimed now the club needs to focus on winning the title.

“It is very important for us now to try and secure the Premier League,” he said. “We are first. We are the leaders. Manchester City are in good form but we have the team and the supporters to win the league. We have a big game coming up at Wolves on Sunday and that is what we must concentrate on now.”

De Gea has also played down the differences between the English and Spanish league, claiming he is now feeling more settled and adjusted to football here.

“The English league is a bit more aggressive but football is football,” he said. “There is no real difference. Little by little I feel my confidence in England is growing. In the beginning it was all new, the place, the country, the team. But gradually I am getting used to everything and hopefully that continues.”

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  1. UnitedYankee says:

    Good to see DeGea growing in confidence and speaking out. Also like his praising the supporters. Hopefully Fergie keeps him on an even keel and he develops into another Van der Saar type who can lead control his defense.

  2. gaz says:

    good stuff DDG!! top man!

  3. United till I die says:

    Hes gaining in confidence every game, you can see he’s starting to command his area better and he’s also having a go at his defenders when they fuck up in front of him. Picking up a winners medal this year will do him no harm either

  4. Fungai Patrick Nyandima says:

    The boy has been doing really well and it won’t be a suprise if if surpass the mark left by former great goalies to don man utd jersey

  5. shakshamboo says:

    It will be a massive boost if we win over wolves. the pressure on shitty will be great which can only be good for us.

    come on u reds!

  6. shakshamboo says:

    DDG is getting better all the time. He just needs to be more assertive on corners and free kicks. All the positive signs are there.for him to become a united all time great.

  7. SULLY says:

    If there is any justice then Bilbao will win the Europa League. Great football and a wonderful set of fans. And if you want to know the best thing about this match for United, is that Fergie and the Glazers have to know big spending is needed this summer. And again… If United’s European campaign has brought any benefit, it is Fergie being able to closely look at Javi Martinez. Great player. Only IF!!!

  8. Shebangsthedrums says:

    Let’s get No. 20 won. We must beat Wolves on Sunday, let’s turn the screw and make shitty really feel the pressure.
    Also, my thoughts and best wishes to Eric Abidal, hope all goes well for him and he makes a good recovery.

  9. RedMist says:

    Glad he was able to ride out the ott early crtiticism he was getting.
    You could tell he had something special,. just needed to settle and learn our way.
    Think he’s gonna be big for us.
    Great shot stopper with amazing distribution.
    The fact he likes heavy metal, Avenged Sevenfold ffs, just adds to his character.
    A bit of pre-match Air Guitar?
    Top lad.

  10. TheLeftBank says:

    @SULLY – I totally agree with your sentiments.

    It was wonderful to see Bilbao play great football on the pitch as much as their fans behaved in the stands. This is what the beautiful football in all its totality is about. I hope they do go on to win it. They would be worthy winners.

    I also think it’s timely wake up call to us. Yes, winning Number 20 is important. But United have always set their sights higher by matching their football and they way they play the game against the best in the world. That is our benchmark. It has to be.

    I never want United to be a big fish in a small pond. We are a world club, not a tiny provincial club like Shitty.

    This season will no doubt give SAF a lot to think about he has has been reported to admitting. But our faith remains in him is absolute. That’s why he is the greatest manager the game has seen because he is always thinking ahead and trying to be one step ahead not just to win, but to win beautifully with attacking and entertaining football.

    Know hope.

  11. red_bicycle says:

    That’s the spirit! Come on u reds! Come on De Gea, let’s grab that 20! I am one of the supporter right behind u. Tired to hear some moaning posters about last night europa here.
    United til I die: win, lose, draw, whatever!

  12. Costas says:

    As long as number 20 doesn’t sweep the problems under the carpet (just like 19 did).

  13. red_bicycle says:

    There is a learning curve in every success. No team can keep on winning things. We have won the league many times in these 2 decades already, gone to 3 recent champhions league finals. Just take this year as a garnish to our journey supporting our beloved club. The lemon to our rib eye. Its tasted sour, but just squeeze some. Not too many. It will bring out the flavour of our steak. If we won our 20 this end May, it will be ecstatic! Like Evra said, the passion of pushing for the league title is bigger than europa league.

    It makes me hungry literally, see u later RoM. Grab some food.

  14. The WitchKing of Angmar says:

    I see what you are driving at buddy. It would be disappointing if winning the league makes us forget about the loopholes in the team. I think proper strengthening is needed if we are to progress and correct our european woes this season.

  15. wayne says:

    Costas hi mate this year have to take into account Utd have been missing 3 midfielders for most of the season and the club has young lads coming through so it’s hard to judge the present squad
    If you add Flecth,Anderson and Cleverley and it looks like Pogba and Tunnicliffe are on the verge is midfield going to be a problem

  16. ScholesForGoals says:


    Costas says:

    As long as number 20 doesn’t sweep the problems under the carpet (just like 19 did).

    Couldn’t have said it better myself. Last night only served to highlight what we’re lacking, adhesion, flair, fluency in the middle of the park. Time to get the cheque book out Fergie and get someone who can re-light a long lost fire. It’s unfortunate what has happened to fletcher and anderson sick-note. Hansen, was presumptious to say you can’t win anything with kids, and was embarrassingly proved wrong, but Scholes and Giggs don’t have much tenure left in them. And that truly guts me to say that. Also, sign up Llorente if we’re gonna get rid of Dimi :P

    Let’s show the City bastards how to fight. 20!

  17. NBI Red Onion says:

    Can Poggers please sign his contract so we have at least one potential world class MF coming through. It would make us all feel better. Come on Poggers.

  18. MichaelPapoui says:

    Remeber what Cheik Tiote from Newcastle did to us, why not sign him, and remeber Cleverly is going to get better and better. Our midfield is not all gloom.


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