“We cannot miss this chance” – De Gea sends warning to Manchester United teammates

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has urged his teammates to do whatever it takes to win Burnley tonight and go top of the Premier League.

United are yet to lift the prestigious title in 7 years, with the last one coming under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.

Last season, the Red Devils finished third in the league, and this season, we appear to be genuine contenders, after overcoming an early season struggle.

Speaking on the importance of tonight’s game, De Gea said it’s taken so long to get here, and it’s important the team don’t throw it away.

He told Manchester United’s official website, “I have been fighting for the title in a couple of seasons when Sir Alex was here.

“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.”

The Spaniard however reminded his teammates that Burnley is a tough opponent to play, and called for 100% focus from everyone.

“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,” he added.

“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.

“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.”