Since the day of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, Manchester United have never looked the same old force. They have already appointed four coaches in five years, and have struggled to impress the fans. But, this season has been a tad better for the Red Devils. They have managed to secure the second place in the league, their best performance since 2013. However, goalkeeper David de Gea is not fully satisfied with this display.
Jose Mourinho’s men have finished the Premier League season on a winning note against Watford, getting a narrow 1-0 victory through a Marcus Rashford strike. Following this shutout, de Gea also won the golden glove award this season. The Spaniard also has got another special accolade – the Manchester United Player of the Year – for the fourth season in a row. But, even with these results, the custodian is fully happy. He thinks that the team should have done more.
While talking to United Review, de Gea commented, “I believe that, for a club like United, even second place is simply not enough.
“We have to be fighting hard to win something and we have that opportunity next week. You get nothing for coming second or getting close to the league leaders. In the end, you always have to be fighting to win something, as that’s what this club and the fans really deserve and so it’s just that – second place is not enough.”
The team will face Chelsea in the FA Cup Final on Saturday evening. This stands as the only opportunity for de Gea and co to get some silverware from an otherwise ‘unsuccessful’ season. The 27-year-old goalkeeper has also shared opinions on why United should try their best to get the trophy.
De Gea said, “It’s what this club has an obligation to do – get through to cup finals, go on to win them, lift silverware and continue to make this club even bigger.
“I believe that’s the most important thing, always being in the shake-up, fighting to win trophies and battling to keep making United exactly what it is – a massive, massive club.”