English Premiership

De Gea feeling confident

2014-12-15 10:55
David De Gea (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has his eyes on the Premier League title after their 3-0 victory over Liverpool on Sunday, reports Football411.

Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin Van Persie all scored for United in the big win at Old Trafford, but it was the Spaniard between the sticks who was voted man of the match.

"I'm really happy with the three points against Liverpool, of course. We played a very good game, we scored three goals and that's fantastic," De Gea told Sky Sports. "We want to be in first position but we need to keep training hard and playing like this."

While De Gea was happy with the goals scored by his team, his colleague’s were equally impressed by the goals that were prevented.

"We scored three goals, but David was very important for us today," said Juan Mata of his countryman. "It’s tough to find anyone better than him. He’s been in top form since the beginning of the season and has saved a lot of points for us."

Mata wasn’t the only goal-scorer to praise the gloveman for keeping Liverpool out of the game. "David was outstanding again," said striker Robin Van Persie. "In those games it is always important to score first. It gives you an extra bit of calmness and I think, although at times we were a bit sloppy, overall we kept the ball well."

United are now third in the table, five points behind neighbours Manchester City and a further three adrift of league leaders Chelsea. Their next game is away to Aston Villa on Saturday.

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