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Elimination hits Manchester United hard: ‘We weren’t good enough’ | Foreign football

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea admits that his club has not competed for the big prizes for too long. United were knocked out by Atlético Madrid in the eighth finals of the Champions League on Tuesday evening. After the 1-1 in Spain, it became 1-0 for Atlético in Manchester.

“Of course it’s not good enough. There are too many years without trophies, even years without even fighting for trophies,” said De Gea, 31, after the 1-0 defeat.

“We have to say clearly that we want to achieve great things and that we want to fight for the trophies. We don’t just want to play for the top four in the league and get to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, but we are a long way from our goals. Everyone has to bring more, because this club is too big for where we are now.”

United are fifth in the league and must fear for missing out on a ticket for the Champions League. Arsenal, which is fourth, has played 1 point more and three games less.

“This is where we are at the moment and it is a difficult situation. But we have to keep fighting,” said the Spanish goalkeeper. “It’s hard to put into words how we feel right now. I feel very sad. But we weren’t good enough.”

United won the Europa League in 2017 and last season the club was a finalist in that tournament. Cristiano Ronaldo’s club last won the Champions League in 2008 and the last league title dates back to 2013.

Elimination hits Manchester United hard: ‘We weren’t good enough’ | Foreign football
Source link Elimination hits Manchester United hard: ‘We weren’t good enough’ | Foreign football

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