Manchester United’s Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea has expressed his delight at his club holding FC Bayern Munich to a draw at Old Trafford in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final, proving all those wrong that had written Manchester United off before kick-off
De Gea made a fantastic save in the first half after a fantastic left-footed strike from Robben was destined for the top corner. After the game the 23-year old spoke with media from UEFA and said:
“This is a big club and at difficult moments is when you stand up and show people how big you are. I am pleased with that – people thought it was going to be easy for Bayern and we have produced a big performance.
“We are satisfied. We feel we played really well – it was a big effort against a very strong opponent.
“We might even have won. We knew we had to defend well, shut down the spaces and hit them on the counterattack and we had some clear chances. Defensively we were good, we kept it tight. I think we unsettled them.
“They’re two different competitions and things haven’t gone well in the league but the Champions League is a special competition, the team are doing really well and we have to go for it. I think we have a chance over there – the tie is in the balance, it’s wide open and we’ll fight till the end.”
Manchester United fly over to Germany on Tuesday next week before they face Bayern Munich in the second leg on Wednesday night, 7:45pm kick-off.