Manchester United’s 2017 wasn’t all that bad. Jose Mourinho helped return the club to somewhat of a force, winning two trophies; the EFL Cup and the Europa League. Although, I’m sure everyone involved with the Red Devils would have liked to be a bit closer than fifteen points off the Premier League pace.
Sometimes, you just have to tip your cap to your opponents, and Manchester City are absolutely unstoppable at this point in time. That hasn’t stopped David de Gea being positive about the year ahead, though, as he looks to further add to the trophy cabinet.
“My aims for 2018? Health is the most important thing for everyone and we want to win a trophy. We will try to play really well and fight for everything including the Champions League and the FA Cup. And the World Cup, of course!” De Gea told ManUtd.com.
What sticks out to me first is the fact that he has seemingly already given up on winning the Premier League, which would explain the extremely poor form over the hectic December period. That’s disappointing somewhat, as United’s mantra has always been to never give up.
However, his intentions for the remainder of the tournaments we’re in seem clear. The Spaniard wants to win them all (including a World Cup for his native Spain).
It’s not going to be easy, but after a kind draw in the FA Cup fourth round, I certainly fancy our chances in that tournament. You’d also be daft to write us off going deep in the Champions League…