Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is clueless about his club’s poor performance this season but he feels that someone has put a curse on the club.
In an interview with El Pais, De Gea said:
“I think someone has put a curse on us or something.
“The truth is I don’t know what’s going on, I really don’t.
“People always ask me and we talk about it as team-mates and we just say ‘we don’t know what’s happening.“
“We should have competed for more trophies, bigger titles, but I just don’t know why this team doesn’t function.”
“I don’t know if that’s a good thing [the saves stat].
“Teams create a lot of chances against us. But that’s what I’m here for: trying to stop goals, help the team however I can and this year things are going well in that regard.
“[Interim boss] Ralf Rangnick wants us to be intense, to always press and be on the front foot.
In Cristiano Ronaldo, De Gea at least feels that his squad have a totem that can drive improvements through the sheer force of his personality.
“Even just seeing him walk through the door gives you a desire to show you’re at his level.
“He works so hard and is very demanding of himself.
“I think he’s a bit calmer than before, but he is a machine.
“That’s good for all the lads to see, because it shows how you need to look after yourself to have many years at the top level.”