Trophies are what David de Gea craves as the reported Real Madrid target looks to lead Manchester United back to the top of English and European football.
De Gea has not won the Premier League since Alex Ferguson retired in 2012-13 – the Europa League, FA Cup and EFL Cup the only silverware added to the star goalkeeper’s cabinet.
The 27-year-old Spain international, who continues to attract interest from two-time reigning Champions League holders Madrid, has flourished with numerous individual honours – including four successive PFA Team of the Year inclusions.
“I’m playing well, I’m confident but I have to maintain it and win trophies,” De Gea told the Daily Mail . “That’s what world-class players do.”
“It was odd [under van Gaal]. Finishing fourth is not good enough,” De Gea said. “I want to win. If you are at United, you need a manager with a winning mentality. We had that with Ferguson. Mourinho has it. He wants to win every game.
“Titles are what I crave. We have to get United back to their best, back in the Champions League, back as the champions of England, back to the top.”