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De Gea discusses Manchester United improvement – even praises Phil Jones

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has put his sides massive upturn in form down to improvements in both attack and defence.

The Old Trafford outfit have won all eight games since former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over as caretake manager from Jose Mourinho just before Christmas.

Spain international De Gea is hoping his side can maintain their current level of performances, and extend their impressive winning run.

“We’ve continued to improve at the back, we’re conceding less for a start,” De Gea told Manchester United’s official website.

“I think we’re creating a lot more chances as well and we’re scoring goals as a result of that. I think the type of football we’re playing is allowing us to get forward, score and with that, win games.

“It’s all about keeping this rhythm up. The main thing is keeping up this standard and hopefully the victories will keep coming.”

Manchester United’s centre-back combination in their last three Premier League fixtures has included the much-maligned duo Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof, with De Gea praising the impact the pair have played in recent weeks.

“I think the form of Jones and Lindelof is absolutely vital for the team,” De Gea added.

Having being at Old Trafford since 2011, we’d have thought De Gea would be aware that comments praising the accident-prone Jones don’t tend to age too well.

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