David de Gea was one of the few Manchester United players to come out of the defeat to Leicester defeat with any credit.

And that may seem bizarre considering he conceded four goals. De Gea in truth prevented the 4-2 defeat from being far worse.

The Spaniard was let down by poor defending, not for the first time in his decade-long Manchester United career.

De Gea has sent out a rallying cry to his teammates and the fanbase ahead of a potentially crucial week.

De Gea was joined by teammate Bruno Fernandes, who echoed the goalkeeper’s words.

Huge week ahead

Manchester United have two crucial games upcoming in the Premier League and Champions League, both at Old Trafford.

United will need the support of the fans for these two matches against Atalanta and then Liverpool.

Atalanta are currently one point ahead of United in the Champions League group and so Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs a win in this home fixture to go top of the group.

 

Failure to win will put the Italians in a commanding position ahead of United’s trip to Atalanta in a fortnight.

And then comes a league game against bitter rivals Liverpool.

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Liverpool have a five point advantage over United already and look in great form, dispatching Watford 5-0 at the weekend.

United lost to Liverpool in the most recent meeting back in May in a re-arranged game after protests against the Glazers.

If that match felt like it had little riding on it after United had already secured a top four place, this time the situation is very different.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under huge pressure after failing to win any of United’s last three league games. Defeat at home to Liverpool would ramp up the pressure and make life very uncomfortable for the Red Devils boss.

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