David de Gea is Man Utd Player of the Year again and Real Madrid continue to be linked with him but it sounds as though he is going nowhere.
David de Gea insists an FA Cup triumph is ‘not enough’ for Manchester United but has hinted he will still be at the club next season.
United’s defeat to West Brom on April 15 gifted the title to Manchester City with five fixtures remaining and Jose Mourinho’s side require four more points to finish the season in second before they face Chelsea in the FA Cup final on May 19.
Despite a variable campaign for United, De Gea has excelled again and on Tuesday received the players’ player of the year as well as an unprecedented fourth Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year.
The 27-year-old’s contract expires in 2019 – although United have the option of an additional year – and De Gea claims United must improve ‘in a number of areas’ next term.
“It has not been quite enough this season,” De Gea told Sky Sports News. “Fair enough we are battling to hang on to second place and hopefully we will fire until the final game to ensure that happens, but we have not managed to win our initial target which was to win the Premier League title.
“That is what we are all here for, that is what the players at the club want and also to give a good account of ourselves in the Champions League but we have also not managed to do that. Obviously the FA Cup is very important, a nice trophy to win, and we are going all out to win that.
“But it is not quite enough – we are Manchester United and have to aim for bigger and better things, that has always got to be our focus. Next season is a new season and we have to improve in a number of areas.