Manchester United host Aston Villa on Saturday lunchtime after crashing out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night following defeat to West Ham at Old Trafford; Goalkeeper David de Gea is optimistic for the rest of the season
By Zinny Boswell
David de Gea says Manchester United can fight for the Premier League and Champions League this season after adding Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane to the squad.
United, who host Aston Villa on Saturday lunchtime after crashing out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night following defeat to West Ham, finished second last season behind Manchester City, and reached the final of the Europa League, losing out on penalties to Villarreal.
Domestically, they will face fierce competition for the title from Chelsea and Liverpool – the two teams they sit level on 13 points with at the top of the table – as well as defending champions City.
But goalkeeper De Gea is expecting more from United in this campaign following the injection of experience from the former Real Madrid duo, and the £73m acquisition of 21-year-old Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
“We signed good players [in the summer] and we already had a good squad,” De Gea told Sky Sports.