David de Gea hits out at 'stupid' criticism


David de Gea insists he remains happy at Manchester United despite reportedly turning down the club's latest offer of a new contract. "I'm really happy. It's one of the best clubs in the world so it's really good to be part of this club".

The Spain global has entered the last year of his current deal at Old Trafford - although the club can then opt to trigger a one-year extension.

Speaking in an interview with MUTV after the game, Carrick replied when asked about De Gea's display: "He's not bad!"

The 55-year-old Portuguese, however, also acknowledged it was a fragile victory given how his team followed a dominant first half with a more passive second which required a match-winning save from goalkeeper David de Gea deep into stoppage time to keep hold of the points. "I never listen to the stupid things they say", De Gea told reporters at a press conference.

"I'm focused on my job and trying to help my team, trying to improve every session and trying to be as good as I can".

Pogba is a man full of talent, evident by his showing this summer for France at the World Cup in Russian Federation where Les Bleus clinched their first World Cup in 20 years.

The Red Devils are aiming to establish themselves as one of the main contenders for both the Premier League and Champions League this term after they ended up without a trophy under Mourinho last season.

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"It's such a special competition".

"Yes, of course we want to improve in the Champions League", said De Gea.

Nemanja Matic has revealed what Jose Mourinho said to the Manchester United players at half-time of Saturday's win over Watford.

'But we have to train today to see how the balls work on this pitch and try to play our football here.

"I would focus on the first match, and after that on the group phase, one of the most hard group phases, and we have two positions to qualify and our focus must be on that".

He added: "With [the club captain] Antonio Valencia we need to protect his clinical situation, apart from that we go with everything we have and have to try to win".

Now Smalling feels the players are ready to tackle the Champions League, with their group campaign kicking off away to Swiss Super League champions Young Boys on Wednesday.