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De Gea: United must finish the job

April 4, 2013
By Richard Jolly

David de Gea has urged Manchester United to finish the job and clinch the Premier League title as quickly as possible - starting with a win over Manchester City in Monday's derby.

David De Gea Man Utd save from Juan MAta v Chelsea
GettyImagesDavid De Gea has made some big saves for his club recently

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With eight games remaining, United are 15 points ahead of City and have the chance to extend their lead to 18 points. And goalkeeper De Gea is keen to ensure their standards don't slip in the run-in.

"I'd love to win the league this season but so does everyone else in the team," he told Inside United. "We're all focused on getting three points from every game - that is what will take us to our objective. We appreciate where we are in the league and we want to finish it."

After a mixed start to life at Old Trafford, De Gea has cemented his place as the first-choice goalkeeper in 2013.

He added: "I'm feeling well, in good shape and I'm at ease on the pitch. I've played a lot of matches but I get plenty of rest at home and I eat well - it's important to look after myself.

"I'm more confident and feel I'm playing consistently because I've had a prolonged run in the team. But training well and having a good mental attitude brings its rewards. Everything you put in, you get out. That is what you're seeing now - I'm very happy with how I'm playing."