Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea claims the red devils can fight for ‘big
trophies with Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane
United, who host Aston Villa on Saturday lunchtime at Old Trafford after crashing
out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night following defeat to West Ham, finished
second last season behind Manchester City, and reached the final of the Europa
League, losing out on penalties to Villarreal.
Domestically, they will face fierce competition for the title from Chelsea and
Liverpool – the two teams they sit level on 13 points with at the top of the table – as
well as defending champions City.
But goalkeeper De Gea is expecting more from United in this campaign following the
injection of experience from the former Real Madrid duo, and the £73m acquisition of
21-year-old Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
“We signed good players [in the summer] and we already had a good squad,” De Gea
told Sky Sports.
“We are there at the top of the league fighting for every game, of course, it is hard,
it is the best league in the world.
“Every game is difficult, we want to fight for the big trophies, try to fight for the
Premier League, the Champions League, for everything and I think we have the squad
and the players and we have the fans with us so it’s amazing. I think the club is in a