De Gea refuses to give up on Premier League title race

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has claimed that he and his teammates are still in with a shout of the Premier League title.

Jose Mourinho’s side have a big gap to close down, as they currently sit in sixth place, 12 points adrift of leaders Chelsea after 21 games.

United’s neighbours Manchester City are two points above their rivals, but manager Pep Guardiola has already ruled his team out of contention for the coveted trophy.

De Gea is not feeling as defeatist, though, as the Spaniard has claimed that United are capable of going all the way on all fronts.

Mourinho’s side have one foot in the EFL Cup final after beating Hull City 2-0 in the first leg, while they are also in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

United may not have the Champions League to compete in this season, but they are still contenders for the Europa League crown.

The North-West outfit have clinched just one trophy (the FA Cup) in the last three seasons, but De Gea is full of optimism that the club can add more silverware to the cabinet in the next four months.

In an interview with Sky Sports News, De Gea said:

“We are in the four competitions and we need to fight for everything. We are Manchester United. We are close to the [EFL Cup] final at Wembley and we need to start [preparing for that] on Saturday against Stoke.

“We want to keep winning. We are in a good run and we need to stay at the same level, try to win many games and then we can see where we finish in the league.”