De Gea issues message to the Reds
David De Gea has appealed for calm as Manchester United end 2020 in second place in the Premier League.
It’s a Happy New Year for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Reds as we climbed the table to sit just two points behind leaders Liverpool (ahead of the Merseysiders' game with Newcastle on Wednesday) with the campaign heading into 2021, following the late 1-0 win against Wolves.
After 15 matches, United’s Christmas period haul of seven points from three matches has put us in a strong position to engage in a title battle.
But our Spanish no.1 believes everyone must stay cool as excitement over challenging for the League crown is bound to mount.
“We need to be calm. There are still a lot of games to play, big games, and we have the cups as well so there are many, many games,” David told MUTV.
“We have to stay focused and not look forward too much but just look to the next game. So, Aston Villa (Friday, 1 January 2021) is the most important thing now.”
It was a hard-fought victory against Wolves with a 0-0 stalemate on the cards until Marcus Rashford’s 93rd-minute winner snatched the three points for United.
“It was a massive win. To score at the end of the game, a tight game against a good team, this is the way to be at the top of the league,” said De Gea.
“They (Wolves) are a very good team, they defend well, they counter-attack and they have players up front with pace. It was tight. They had some chances but so did we. And scoring in the last minutes is always good. So we get the three points and that is massive for us.
“You have to fight until the end. You have to go until the end and we showed again today if you keep believing and keep trying, we can score winning goals like we did.
“It was a big performance from the whole team.”
Next up is a visit from in-form Villa to Old Trafford on Friday night to kick off 2021.
“We have to be ready for Aston Villa now and recover because this was a hard game,” says our goalkeeper.
“The players have to recover very well because they had to run a lot and have played a lot of games, so recovering well is one of the most important things.”