We are far from fighting for the Premier League and the Champions League, admits David De Gea

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has proclaimed his side are far from vying for top honors in domestic and European competitions as he laments United’s trophy drought. The English club were knocked out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

David De Gea has struggled for form over the past few years having been one of the best goalkeepers in the world at some point over the past decade. This season has seen the Spanish goalkeeper find his feet again with his shot-stopping abilities and his prowess in deterring United’s opposition. The Spaniard has already made over 100 saves this season as he is having a spectacular season despite United’s struggles this season.

United hosted Atlético Madrid for the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 on Tuesday. The home side had drawn 1-1 in their first leg in Spain but couldn’t prevent a 1-0 defeat as they exited the competition. De Gea, who has less than 18 months on his contract, has indicated that the English Giants are far from challenging the Premier League and the Champions League.

“It’s hard to describe in words how I feel, how we feel. It’s another tough time for us. It’s been too many years without any trophies. I think we have to be clear, we want achieve good things, fight for trophies, we don’t just want to play for the top four, and be there so we need a lot more of everyone because this club is too big for where we are now. We are far from fighting for the Premier League and the Champions League. We need a lot more from everyone,” the Spaniard told ESPN.

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