David de Gea has claimed that Manchester United are still not satisfied despite having won eight consecutive matches under new manager.
United have sacked Jose Mourinho last month following his poor start to the season and substandard relationship with his players.
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The Red Devils have appointed their former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager until the end of the season.
The club legend has managed to win eight games in a row since he took over at Old Trafford on September 19 last year.
However, De Gea believes the eight wins will count for nothing if they are unable to qualify for the Champions League football.
🗣 “It’s clearly a great run of results, but we are still outside of the top 4 and we’re very far from winning the Premier League. We’re happy with the wins, but we aren’t satisfied with the overall situation. This club should be fighting for the title.”
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He told Sky Sports: “It’s clearly a great run of results, but we are still outside of the Champions League places and we’re very far from winning the Premier League. We’re happy with the wins, but we aren’t satisfied with the overall situation.”
“This is a club that should be fighting for the title, but we are gaining in confidence, and we are going to try to achieve as much as possible from the rest of the season; winning games, hopefully getting into the Champions League places and doing well in the competition.”
The Spain international admits his side’s hopes of winning the Premier League title have already ended. But he claims there is still plenty to fight for in four months remaining to the season.
DE GEA: UTD NOT SATISFIED
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“It’s impossible to win the Premier League,” he said. “It was what we wanted before we began the season, this is a club that needs to win trophies.”
“We want to get back into the Champions League places, which will be a difficult objective. But we have managed to reduce the points deficit quite a bit. We will fight until the end and if we stay in the form that we’re in, we will win matches.”
United have secured their spot in the FA Cup fifth round after a win over Arsenal at the Emirates on Friday.