De Gea: We defend as a team
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea says the whole team has contributed to Manchester United's recent run of defensive performances.
The Spaniard recorded his third consecutive clean sheet in all competitions, at Old Trafford on Sunday, by shutting out West Ham in our 1-0 win in the Premier League.
The Hammers were foiled by a number of miraculous saves by De Gea in the closing stages, earning him the acclaim of both managers.
David spoke to the media following his remarkable performance, and explained that the Reds' recent resilience is not simply down to individual brilliance, but the collective.
“I think the whole team [are contributing to our clean sheets], not just the defenders," he said.
“I think we are pressing well, we are recovering the ball high in the opponents half so that’s massive for us. I think we defended really well.
“Of course we concede some chances at the end, but we’re playing against West Ham, a great team, [who] have good players. I’m really, really happy to be honest.”
The match was also a landmark for Marcus Rashford, whose winning header was his 100th for the club.
"Yes, he's still very young,” De Gea when asked about how remarkable his teammate’s achievement is. “I think he has been here his whole life as a kid and as a first team player with experience already and he's still very young.
“He's doing great. I think he can be one of the best players in the world if he keeps focused and training hard and performing well. I think he's a very, very good player and we are happy that he's with us and playing the way he's playing."