David De Gea: Man Utd could have knocked out Bayern Munich

David De Gea says Manchester United proved they can compete with the best in Champions League quarter-final

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
david de gea
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea Photo: henrikalexandersen/Flickr

David De Gea admits that Manchester United found their Champions League quarter-final defeat by Bayern Munich difficult to swallow.

The Red Devils travelled to the Allianz Arena last week with a good chance of reaching the last four of Europe’s elite club competition after a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in the first leg.

With a bit of luck, I think we could have got through

David De Gea

However, goals from Mario Mandzukic, Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben overturned the lead the visitors had taken through Patrice Evra as Pep Guardiola’s holders booked their place in the semis.

But despite the defeat, United goalkeeper De Gea felt that David Moyes’ side proved that they can compete with the best in Europe over the two legs.

“The Bayern defeat was tough for us to take,” said De Gea. “We put in two really good performances, we did well in both games of the tie and, with a bit of luck, I think we could have got through.

“But it was always going to be a difficult task going to Munich and they pressurised us a lot in the Allianz Arena. But of course we have to keep going.”


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Friendly rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer celebrate ‘the great memories we shared’
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Diego Costa reacts to Michy Batshuayi’s display for Chelsea v Watford
The Sport Review
Owen Hargreaves: Man United star is the best in the world
The Sport Review
Alexis Sanchez: What I really think about Alexandre Lacazette at Arsenal