David de Gea wants to keep momentum going after Manchester United end 6-year trophy drought
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea wants to keep the momentum going after his team ended its 6-year trophy drought by winning the League Cup.
David de Gea wants to keep the momentum going. (Photo: Reuters)
By India Today Sports Desk: David de Gea recorded the most clean sheets in the history of Manchester United in the League Cup final against Newcastle.
Manchester United defeated Newcastle 2-0 at Wembley to end their six-year trophy drought, having last won League Cup and Europa League double under Jose Mourinho in 2017.
The Manchester United custodian David de Gea wants his team to keep the momentum going. He added that the victory under Erik ten Hag marks the start of a new era.
“It’s difficult to describe and I’m emotional because it’s been so long without a trophy,” De Gea, who kept a club record 181st clean sheet, said.
“The start for a new era. The team is ready for everything. We showed today we can win trophies. So let’s enjoy the moment but go again. I feel the mentality of the team is a winning one. We are winning games and people are having an impact from the bench too. Let’s keep the momentum going.”
David de Gea was part of the last Manchester United team that won the Premier League in 2012-13 and, the Europa League and League Cup in 2017. With the latest win in the League Cup, Manchester United’s confidence is soaring.
“It feels amazing. We want to create our own history with the new manager and today was the start of it,” he said. “We enjoy tonight and then back in training. We are still in all the competitions and getting the taste for this, we want more.”
Marcus Rashford added that the team is hungry after the League Cup triumph. “It is massive for us to be involved in these types of games and something we have missed as a club, hopefully it pushes us to keep going,” Rashford said.
“The hunger is to have more moments like this. I’ve been in finals we have won and lost and when you win it is massive for the club and as individuals and part of our and the club’s history and we want to keep adding to it.”