Previous
Red Star Belgrade
Arsenal
0
1
FT
Game Details
Everton
Lyon
1
2
FT
Game Details
AC Milan
AEK Athens
0
0
FT
Game Details
BATE Borisov
FC Cologne
1
0
FT
Game Details
Marseille
Guimaraes
2
1
FT
Game Details
FC Zorya Luhansk
Hertha Berlin
2
1
FT
Game Details
Östersunds FK
Athletic Bilbao
2
2
FT
Game Details
Nice
Lazio
1
3
FT
Game Details
Vardar
Real Sociedad
0
6
FT
Game Details
Villarreal
Slavia Prague
2
2
FT
Game Details
TSG Hoffenheim
Istanbul Basaksehir
3
1
FT
Game Details
Brazil
Mexico
3
0
FT
Game Details
United States
South Korea
12:00 AM UTC Oct 20, 2017
Game Details
Next
ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

De Gea: No way to explain United form

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea admits he has no answer for why the Red Devils are struggling in the Premier League while impressing in the Champions League.

De Gea has been one of United's top performers this season.
David de Gea is hopeful of a place in Spain's World Cup squad after Victor Valdes' injury.

• Payne: United must be wary
• Okwonga: Welbeck waits

The reigning English champions currently languish seventh in the table after a disappointing domestic campaign, though they head into the second leg of their European quarterfinal with Bayern Munich next week off the back of a spirited 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

The Red Devils have been beaten on six occasions at home in the league this season -- including consecutive 3-0 losses to Liverpool and Manchester City in March -- but De Gea, 23, has backed United to return stronger.

"It's hard to say why, " Sky Sports reports De Gea as saying. "There's no particular reason for it. But we've certainly played better and been more consistent in Europe than in the league.

"They're two different competitions and things haven't gone well in the league, but the Champions League is a special competition, the team have done well.

"It's been quite a tough period for us in the league and we were down after the defeats to Liverpool and [Manchester] City.

"But we are United and we must lift ourselves and fight."

David Moyes’ side are currently 10 points off of fourth-placed Arsenal -- who occupy the final Champions League qualifying place -- and travel to Newcastle on Saturday before their trip to face Pep Guardiola’s Bayern outfit next Wednesday.

De Gea recently revealed he is hopeful of landing a spot in Spain's World Cup squad after Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes was ruled out for seven months with a knee injury.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.