David de Gea intends to chase victories in the remaining fixtures this season in order to try and gain a spot in the Europa League.
Currently, Manchester United lie in 7th place but are close to the Europa League qualification spots and will more than likely secure one by winning our last few games, something De Gea is keen to do.
“There are still plenty of important games to play,” De Gea told ManUtd.com.
“We are Manchester United and it’s our duty to win every game we take part in.
“That’s what we’ll try to do now because we want to finish as high as we can in the league, ensure we’re playing in a European competition next season and show we are still around and that we will never give in.”
United’s potential participation in the Europa League is a divisive subject among United fans. Is it better to be involved a semi competitive European tournament or to not be involved in European football at all?
Liverpool’s success this year show how strong a side can be with no European responsibilities and playing games on a Thursday away in Europe followed by a Premier League game on Sunday would certainly hinder our performances.
De Gea was named United’s Player of the Month for March and with Victor Valdes‘ injury opening up a spot in Spain’s squad for the World Cup this summer, his positive season could potentially get better.
“I’m really happy to receive the award and especially grateful to the fans who voted for me,” he added.
“I always feel their support is very close and that’s very important to me. So thanks to everyone.”