David De Gea: Man United must aim for bigger and better things

David De Gea admits that Man United need to aim higher next season under Jose Mourinho

David De Gea
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea Photo: The Sport Review

David De Gea has admitted that this season looks set to be a disappointing one for Manchester United.

The Red Devils have been in much improved form in the Premier League this season and remain on course for their highest finish in the top flight since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement back in 2013.

Manchester United are currently in second place as they seek a top-four finish in Jose Mourinho’s second campaign in charge at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are also aiming to end the season on a high by winning the FA Cup this season, with Mourinho’s men set to take on Chelsea FC in the final later this month.

De Gea feels that Manchester United have made progress this season but admits that there is still plenty of work to do as they bid to challenge for the Premier League title next term.

Speaking to Sky Sports, De Gea said: “It has not been quite enough this season.

“Fair enough, we are battling to hang on to second place and hopefully we will fire until the final game to ensure that happens, but we have not managed to win our initial target which was to win the Premier League title.

“That is what we are all here for, that is what the players at the club want and also to give a good account of ourselves in the Champions League but we have also not managed to do that.

“Obviously the FA Cup is very important, a nice trophy to win, and we are going all out to win that.

“But it is not quite enough – we are Manchester United and have to aim for bigger and better things. That has always got to be our focus.”

Manchester United have not won the Premier League title since Ferguson quit as Red Devils boss at the end of the 2012-13 season.

The Red Devils did, however, win the Europa League and League Cup trophies in Mourinho’s first campaign in charge at the club last season

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