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De Gea: Man United still not satisfied

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea insists they are far from satisfied, despite their eight-match winning run.

Under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United extended their winning run to eight games following Friday night’s 3-1 FA Cup win at Arsenal.

The fourth round victory keeps United firmly in the hunt for silverware with qualification for next season’s Champions League also a possibility now that the club are just three points adrift of fourth-place Chelsea in the Premier League.

Despite this, however, De Gea believes a club like United can never be satisfied with such an outcome as they should be fighting for titles on all fronts.

“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,” De Gea told Sky Sports.

“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.

“It’s impossible to win the Premier League. 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.”

The Red Devils have conceded just six goals in Solskjaer’s opening eight games in charge at Old Trafford.

“It’s true that we had conceded a lot of goals in the first half of the season, and in the Premier League it’s hard not to concede, but we weren’t defending very well,” added De Gea.

“We were giving up too many opportunities, but we’ve managed to control games better.

“We’ve had more of the ball, and have defended much better, minimising chances for our rivals, and we’ve won many games without conceding.

“This has given us more confidence and continuing in this way is the most important thing.”

United will next take on Burnley in the Premier League on Tuesday night at Old Trafford with kick-off set for 21:00 (CET).