Manchester United, David de Gea

De Gea dismisses suggestions of dressing room rift

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has moved to dispel rumours of dressing room disharmony at the club, insisting the players are ‘united’.

Reports have surfaced recently of discontent inside Old Trafford after Champions League elimination and defeat at the weekend to Bournemouth.

De Gea says that isn’t the case and insists the team are ‘united’.

Speaking to Inside United, he said: “There’s a great atmosphere. The dressing room is very together and united, they are a great set of lads and we’re all very happy with the group of players that we have and I think that’s really important in a team if it wants to achieve big things.

“I think we have a very young side and I think that the youngsters who are coming up through the youth ranks are fitting in really well.”

Manchester United face Norwich at the weekend before travelling to Stoke and hosting Chelsea, and the Spaniard is under no illusions about the importance of December in the context of United’s season.

Louis van Gaal’s men occupy fourth place but five games without a victory in all competitions is concerning for United’s No.1 shot-stopper.

“We know that the month of December is always a tough one with a lot of fixtures, and the tiredness can build up, so we need to come out of it at the end with a few good results. We’re working on it right now,” he said.

“We’re training hard and we’re preparing well so we can go into those games at our highest level of fitness in order to get through December well-placed near the top of the league.”

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