De Gea encouraged by a season-best display
"This was a massive win for us, so let's keep this level and keep winning," says a delighted David De Gea...
That feels like a really important result… "Yes, of course. We needed the three points tonight. We played against a very good team with good players, but today we showed we are capable of winning against a good opponent. We showed that we can play well, that we can score goals, create chances and play offensively. It was a great game for us." In the first half an hour, was that some of the best football we’ve played this season? "Yeah, I think so. It was one of the best first halves of the season. We showed everything. Wes showed pace, we created chances and we defended really well against a top team. We need to be really happy with the performance." It was just a case of getting that second goal… "These games, you have to kill the game if you have chances. If not, if they have one or two chances, they can kill the score a goal. But I think we controlled the game really well. It’s a massive win for us and let’s see if we can keep this level and keep winning." Two more goals for Marcus, what would you say abut his form at the moment? "He’s in very good form. He’s showing his talent. He’s a great finisher - he scored two and he could have even scored more. We are happy if he keeps scoring goals and keeps playing well for us. He’s a great player." Is that the sort of boost in confidence you need ahead of a massive game at the weekend? "It’s a special game against Man City, the derby. Let’s see if we can win there. It’s a tough game but if we show the same as we did tonight, we will chances to win." Do you think the fans could sense what a big night this was for United? The support at the end was really important, wasn’t it? "It was amazing support from the fans, not just tonight, every game! It’s always special to play here with our fans, so hopefully we can win some more games for them."