De Gea backs Man United for glory this season

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: David De Gea of Manchester United celebrates victory following the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Goalkeeper David de Gea is feeling optimistic over Manchester United’s prospects of landing silverware this season ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

The Red Devils will host PSG for the first leg of their last-16 tie at Old Trafford on Tuesday night hoping to make it 11 wins out of 12 games under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Helping matters for United is the fact that PSG will have to make do without Brazilian forward Neymar for both legs as he continues his recovery from a foot injury.

Key duo Marco Verratti and Edinson Cavani are big doubts for Tuesday.

But De Gea still believes the Ligue 1 champions are the clear favourites to progress from the tie.

“This will be a very intense game,” De Gea told Telefoot.

“They’re the favourites, but we’ll be very motivated.

“We all want to play this game and win it. It will be very tight!”

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The Spain international, who seems to have rediscovered his best form of late following a difficult start to the season, remains confident though that United will be able to challenge for silverware this term.

Aside from being in the knockout stages of the Champions League, Solskjaer’s men have also reached the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Things in the Premier League are improving as well, with the Red Devils breaking into the top four on Saturday for the first time since their opening day 2-1 win against Leicester City.

This came about following their 3-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage, which saw the in-form Paul Pogba grab a brace and Anthony Martial scoring the other goal.

“We have a team to win something,” said De Gea.

“Paul Pogba is fundamental to us. Anthony Martial is unstoppable and we’re all working to go to the finals.”

The United and PSG game on Tuesday will begin at 9:00 PM (CET) at Old Trafford.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 09: Paul Pogba of Manchester United celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s third goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Manchester United at Craven Cottage on February 9, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)