David de Gea has said that the target for Manchester United is top four after returning to form in some style in the 3-0 win against Stoke City in the Premier League on Tuesday.
United have struggled to get the consistency right in the league, and the Spanish goalkeeper wants to see the team push on now, and string more results together in a row after a commanding win against Stoke where the goalkeeper was very rarely called into action.
De Gea, speaking to MUTV after the Stoke win, said “I’m really happy with the result and the three points” which was the main thing as United had to stay in touch with the other teams in the top four, and to make sure they won the game.
De Gea feels the that everyone put in a “really good performance”.
The Spanish goalkeeper continued to say “Stoke are a great team and the Premier League is always a difficult league in which to keep a clean sheet, but that was key” as everyone has seen that there is no such thing as an easy game in the league this season with it being so wide open.
The big problem this season for United is that they have been unable to score a first-half goal at Old Trafford since September, therefore meaning teams can easily play against United and pick them off.
However, against Stoke the team got the early goal, and De Gea feels that it was very important that they did.
“We tried as soon as possible, and we did that. We got the early goal and it made it easier for us.” He added.