The Spanish goalkeeper has spoken up about United’s sixth place in the league while acknowledging the great upturn for his team since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment.

The Red Devils have won all eight consecutive matches under Solskjaer and are yet to lose a match in both the Premier League and FA Cup since the Norwegian took over from Jose Mourinho.

Apart from the eight wins, United have been playing some spectacular football with the speed of the attackers on counter-attacks and some solid defensive displays from the back four.

United’s last win came in the FA Cup against Arsenal away from home and Solskjaer’s men impressed once more. Some even said that this was the first time they saw United playing with the spirit of Ferguson’s teams from a few years ago.

Solskjaer with the United players after his first win in charge with the Red Devils. (Image: Geoff CADDICK / AFP)

The Red Devils are now level with Arsenal in fifth place on 44 points and just three points away from a Champions League place, but Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea thinks qualifying for the biggest European trophy should be the norm for a team like United.

“It’s clearly a great run of results, but we are still outside of the Champions League places and we’re very far from winning the Premier League,” De Gea said in an interview with Sky Sports. “We’re happy with the wins, but we aren’t satisfied with the overall situation.

“This is a club that should be fighting for the title, but we are gaining in confidence, and we are going to try to achieve as much as possible from the rest of the season; winning games, hopefully getting into the Champions League places and doing well in the competition.

“It’s impossible to win the Premier League. It was what we wanted before we began the season, this is a club that needs to win trophies.

“We want to get back into the Champions League places, which will be a difficult objective, but we have managed to reduce the points deficit quite a bit.

“We will fight until the end and if we stay in the form that we’re in, we will win matches.”

Up next for the Red Devils is a struggling Burnley side who sits in sixteenth place in the Premier League and just two points ahead of the relegation zone. Burnley were defeated 5-0 by Manchester City in the FA Cup on Saturday.


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