Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea has stated that the club is not “satisfied” despite their perfect record under caretaker manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Sixth-placed United have won all six league games since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho to close the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea from 11 points to three in the Premier League table, NAN reports.
Solskjaer’s side are still 16 points behind Premier League leaders, Liverpool, who have 60 points.
“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.
“We want to get back into the Champions League places, which will be a difficult objective, but we have managed to reduce the point’s deficit quite a bit,” De Gea told Sky Sports.
After advancing to the fifth round of the FA Cup at Arsenal’s expense, United will on Tuesday be hosting Burnley in the Premier League and De Gea is wary of their opponents who have won 10 points from their last four games.
“They’re on a good run of results but we’re playing at home, and we’re also on a good run of form, so we’re fully confident of winning all three points,” De Gea added.
“They are dangerous and we know the kind of style they will use against us. They like to put you under pressure with long balls, and they’re very dangerous at set-pieces.”
Star Goalkeeper Buffon Reveals What Made Him Not To Win The Champions League
Juventus legend, Gianluigi Buffon, has said he “thanks life” for not letting him win the Champions League.
According to the 41-year-old, his failure to win the competition, has allowed him to continue playing football.
The Italian goalkeeper has a lengthy list of both personal and team honours to his name, yet the Champions League trophy remains elusive.
The Italian has won nine Serie A titles with Juve, and has clinched the Coppa Italia five times, including once with former club Parma.
Buffon also won a Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint-Germain last season in his only campaign outside of Italy, having also helped his country to the 2006 World Cup.
“For me it’s a huge stimulus and I have to thank life for not letting me win [the Champions League] yet, otherwise I would ask myself why I still play.
“It is great to be still in the running and try again, but there is no agreement on playing at least one game in Europe in the season, we are at Juventus and not in an amateur club, I play when I am called in by the coach,” Buffon said, according to Goal.
The Juventus legend has come close on three occasions, losing the 2003 final on penalties to Serie A rivals, AC Milan, before falling to Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid in the 2015 and 2017 finals, respectively.
See What Ivan Perisic Said After His BIG MOVE To Man United Broke Down
Bayern Munich winger, Ivan Perisic, has admitted it was “painful” to see his dream transfer to Manchester United collapse in 2017.
The Croatian had seemed all set to link up with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, with the Portuguese making the then Inter Milan man a priority.
But the move never happened, and Perisic ended up staying at Inter for two more years, prior to his move to Bayern this summer.
In an interview with The Athletic, the 30-year-old spoke of how much he wanted to link up with Mourinho.
“How close was I going there (United)? Very close.
“It was an amazing thing for me when Jose [Mourinho] called me. It was difficult to say no to him.
“In fact, I really, really wanted to join him and play for United. It was a dream of mine to play in all the big leagues. But it didn’t happen.
“It was painful for me. But I don’t want to go into the details. I only found out myself the real reasons two years later,” Perisic said.
Pep Guardiola Reveals Who Will Replace Him At Man City
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hailed his “incredible” assistant manager Mikel Arteta, tipping the Spaniard to replace him as manager when he leaves.
The Spaniard emerged as one of the front-runners for the Gunners job after Arsene Wenger retired in 2018, but wanted to stay and learn at the Ethiad.
Guardiola has been assisted by the former Arsenal and Everton midfielder since he joined the club, and he is confident that Arteta is the right man to replace him when he eventually leaves.
“I’m pretty sure [he’ll succeed me]. He will have success,” he said.
“Sooner or later it’s going to happen (Arteta becoming a manager). He’s a young, young manager. He has experience already, handling big players and big teams.
“He’s got an incredible work ethic. He has a special talent to analyse what happens and to find solutions.
“We talk a lot about what he believes and how he feels.”