David De Gea

De Gea: Our defending deserved more points

Saturday 24 October 2020 21:35

David De Gea praised Manchester United’s excellent defensive display during the 0-0 draw against Chelsea, and declared his side deserved all three points from the encounter.

The goalkeeper remained largely untroubled throughout Saturday’s game and faced just one shot on target - from a curled Reece James free-kick in the first half - throughout the 90 minutes.

For that reason, David felt the Reds would have been worthy winners at Old Trafford, where he admired the work of the men playing in front of him.
De Gea points to positives from Chelsea draw Video

De Gea points to positives from Chelsea draw

David is satisfied with a clean sheet against Chelsea, but he believes we deserved more than a point at Old Trafford...

“I think for us it is very important to start to keep clean sheets, especially at home,” the Spaniard told MUTV after the game. 

“Today we defended really well, we didn't concede many chances. We always try in every training session to improve, to make the team better defensively, work with each other, and talk to each other. It was important today to get a clean sheet against a top team like the one we played today. That’s the way to keep going and the way to winning games.

“For me, we created enough chances to win the game, but it was a tight game against a good team of course, but I think we deserved a bit more.”
In particular, David felt we came closest to making the breakthrough during the final few minutes of the contest as we pushed for a decisive goal.

Marcus Rashford had the best chance of that period - and in the 90 minutes - but his superb effort was palmed away by Edouard Mendy, who was making just his second Premier League appearance.

“I think we had two or three big chances, especially with Rashy, but the keeper saves [them]. That is fine and, like I said before, we deserve a bit more. [It was] a tough game and now we need to look forward to the next game.

“It was the best time to score a goal,” he added, on Rashford’s injury-time chance. “I was watching from behind and saw the keeper saving the ball. That’s us trying to the end, trying to score a goal until the last second of a game.”

Although Saturday’s match had only just concluded, David was already thinking about our next outing - at home to RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday.

“I prefer to play every two or three days to keep fit, to be confident,” said our no.1.

“Of course, it’s hard for the players, they have to recover very well [with the] big games coming next week. There is one this week with a big team; they are, I think, first in the German league, so it’s going to be a tough game."

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