‘We CANNOT miss this chance’: David de Gea issues a rallying cry to his Manchester United team as they head to Burnley needing just a point to go top of the Premier League
- Manchester United can dislodge Liverpool from first with just a draw at Burnley
- David de Gea says United must win but expects a difficult game at Turf Moor
- After playing Burnley, United meet fierce rivals Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday
David de Gea has delivered a rallying cry to his Manchester United team-mates ahead of the clash against Burnley on Tuesday night that could see them return to the top of the Premier League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men just need a point to dislodge Liverpool from first place and they meet the current Premier League holders at Anfield on Sunday.
And United’s No 1 believes this is an opportunity that his side simply have to take.
David de Gea says Manchester United can’t afford to slip up against Burnley on Tuesday
United can go top of the Premier League with just a draw against Burnley at Turf Moor
‘I have been fighting for the title in a couple of seasons when (former manager) Sir Alex (Ferguson) was here,’ De Gea, who won the Premier League in 2013, said. ‘Now we are there again and it’s taken us a lot of time to get there to be honest, and we cannot miss this chance.
‘We have to be very, very focused in every game and try to win all of them. Hopefully if we are good physically and mentally then we can be there and we can fight for sure for the Premier League.
‘It’s true there is a lot to play yet, but of course it’s a chance to be there, to be top of the league.’
United have four players who are bidding to prove their fitness for the clash at Turf Moor on Tuesday. Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof are expected to make the squad, while Eric Bailly and Paul Pogba are also looking to be available again for Solskjaer.
And De Gea expects that United will need to graft to claim three points against Sean Dyche’s side, who are 16th in the Premier League table.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will check on Paul Pogba’s fitness ahead of the clash on Tuesday night
De Gea says Burnley will pose a tough challenge that will examine United’s title credentials
‘It’s a good challenge for us. We will play against a difficult team in Burnley, away from home, but if we want to win the league then we have to win these type of matches,’ De Gea added.
‘I’m saying the same thing, but all we can do is focus on each match, take it game-by-game and be 100 per cent focused.’
After Burnley, United then head to Anfield to meet Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on Sunday.
United are unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League matches, winning eight.
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