Published: Sat, May 05, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

De Gea wants 'bigger and better' Man Utd next season

De Gea wants 'bigger and better' Man Utd next season

With Champions League status already confirmed and the FA Cup final still weeks away, Manchester United players had the time to let their hairs down at their end of season awards' ceremony on Tuesday, May 1.

The midfielder wasted more passes and lost possession more than any other United player.

The kick-off for the Brighton vs Manchester United match is at 12:30 AM (Saturday).

And yet conceding the goal still did not spark United into life. Jose Mourinho's men are now five points clear of Liverpool (3rd spot) and six clear of Tottenham (4th spot) and they need only a single point to seal the second spot in the last two encounters.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial started in a front three following injuries to top scorer Romelu Lukaku and January signing Alexis Sanchez. But they were far from the only two who disappointed.

United arrived on the south coast knowing a win would all-but seal second place for them, but a desperate disappointing display means they will have to wait to secure the runners-up spot. Anthony Knockaert's performance on the Brighton right offered the winger a blueprint if he needed one. He threatened every time he received the ball, constantly driving forward at pace and creating chances. Subs: March N/A, Kayal N/A, Ulloa N/A.

De Gea, Darmian, Young, Smalling, Rojo, Matic, Fellaini, Pogba, Mata, Martial, Rashford. Subs: Shaw 5, McTominay 5, Lingard 5. His struggles were perfectly illustrated when he failed to cut the ball back for Martial for what would nearly certainly have been the opening goal. The Belgian was in an offside position as he raced across the face of goal to turn in Rashford's driven free-kick.

David De Gea produced a cluster of saves that showed why he is one of the world's very best.

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Sanchez played 90 minutes of United's 2-1 victory over former club Arsenal but the 29-year-old has not travelled to Brighton with the rest of his team-mates.

Martial couldn't believe it, the United supporters couldn't believe and his manager, well, he couldn't believe it. After picking Shane Duffy's pocket, the striker's indecision prevented a shot on goal or, as Mourinho expected, a pull back to Martial.

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