De Gea rules out swapping Rooney with any Man City star strikers
London: Manchester United keeper David De Gea has ruled out any opportunity to swap team mate Wayne Rooney with any of Machster City’s big name strikers for the Premier League title match.
De Gea is expected to face his old team mates Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez at Monday night`s gripping Manchester derby.
“Yes, the City attack has its stars but I wouldn’t swap Wayne for any of them. He is more than a Manchester United footballer, he is the key man in our squad,” a daily quoted De Gea, as saying.
“City possesses dangerous forwards and any of them are capable of scoring against us. I know Aguero well and in this type of game he is always at his best,” he added.
The Spaniard outlines the derby is ‘final’ for United and this day is ‘the most important day of his career’.
“This derby is a final for us. If we beat City, United will be Premier League champions again. It’s as simple as that, we are 90 minutes from winning the title. I won the Europa League final with Atletico Madrid but this is now the most important day in my career”, he said.
De Gea added they his team is not concerned for a revenge on the 6-1 defeat they faced against City at Old Trafford, but only about winning the title.
“United are going there for the victory, not a 0-0. City is three points behind us so are obliged to win. We want a win on a big night to demonstrate we are the best,” he added.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- PM Narendra Modi's speech at Heart of Asia conference
- Aware of Chinese submarine deployment at Balochistan's Gwadar port, says Navy chief
- Like SAARC, should India boycott Pak in Heart of Asia conference?
- 'Heart of Asia' Conference begins in Amritsar; Sartaj Aziz to pay a visit on Sunday
- Iraqi army inches close to Baghdadi in Mosul- Report
- Rs 14,000 crore default case: Gujarat businessman detained, says money belongs to politicians, babus
- Newly-wed couple Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech perform `bhangra` at Goa airport – Viral video
- Gujarat man who disclosed Rs 14,000 crore unaccounted wealth goes missing
- RBI to issue new Rs 20, Rs 50 notes; old notes to remain legal tender
- Rahul Dravid heaps praise on Virat Kohli, R Ashwin; calls duo modern cricket legends