David De Gea sends message to Man Utd team-mates after ‘massive’ win

Manchester United clocked their seventh win in their last nine Premier League games on Tuesday night, with goalkeeper David de Gea hailing the victory as “massive”.

United are now second in the Premier League table, just two points behind Liverpool – who play against Newcastle on Wednesday night.

The Red Devils have been on fire since the international break, and have come through the hectic Christmas schedule relatively unscathed injury-wise.

Victor Lindelof and Marcus Rashford have both suffered knocks, but the latter was fit to start against Wolves – and scored the winner in the 94th minute after his driven shot was deflected in off Romain Saiss.

United have little time to reflect on the win, as they will face Aston Villa on Friday night before their Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester City next Wednesday.

And De Gea warned his team-mates that they can’t afford to get caught up in the win, and have to make sure they rest properly with games coming thick and fast.

He said: “The players have to recover well, we play a lot of games, they run a lot, one of the most important things is to recover well."

De Gea went on to explain how important the win is for United, while reserving praise for the way Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set the side up.

He continued: “It was a massive win, we scored at the end of the game, a tight game against a good team, this is the way to be at the top of the league, but the most important thing is to be ready for Aston Villa and recover well.

“They’re a very good team, they defend very well, have good counter attacks, players with pace up front, it was a tight game, they have good chances, but scoring in the last minute is always good, the three points are massive for us."

Despite United now being just two points behind Liverpool, De Gea refused to get drawn into discussing their title chances.

Instead, he discussed the various competitions United have to compete in from now through the rest of the season.

The Spaniard admitted: “We need to be calm, there’s still a lot of games to play, we have many games with the cups as well, be focused on not looking too far forward, looking at the next game.”

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