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15/04/2014 08:30, Report by J Tuck, S Bibby

Video: De Gea's pledge

David De Gea has vowed Manchester United will give everything in the final five league games to secure European football for next season.

United's Player of the Month for March is still hurting after the Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich and accepts it is unlikely the Reds will be back in that competition next season. But the Europa League is still a realistic target and De Gea, for one, isn't ready to call time on 2013/14 yet – not by a long way.

"There are still plenty of important games to play," the goalkeeper told ManUtd.com. "We are Manchester United and it's our duty to win every game we take part in.

"That's what we'll try to do now because we want to finish as high as we can in the league, ensure we're playing in a European competition next season and show we are still around and that we will never give in."

De Gea was announced as United's latest Player of the Month on Friday after picking up 61 per cent of fans' votes to finish ahead of Wayne Rooney and Phil Jones.

"I'm really happy to receive the award and especially grateful to the fans who voted for me," he added. "I always feel their support is very close and that's very important to me. So thanks to everyone."

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