David de Gea reveals what he felt throughout Manchester United draw at Chelsea

David de Gea reveals what he felt throughout Manchester United draw at Chelsea

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has revealed that he felt ‘danger for nearly the whole game’ against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge but was pleased with his side’s defending.

Man United fetched out a 1-1 draw against the Blues away from home to extend their unbeaten run under caretaker manager Michael Carrick.

United were outplayed in the first half and de Gea was forced to make some decent saves to keep his side on track in London.

Early in the second half, Jadon Sancho opened the scoring, thanks to a howler from Jorginho. That was Sancho’s second goal after his first against Villarreal since joining United from Dortmund.

A few minutes later, Chelsea won a penalty and Jorginho converted from the penalty spot.

The home side looked more like the team to get all three points but United’s defensive resilience stopped the Blues, most especially against set-pieces.

De Gea believes United’s performance was not enough to get a draw but still feels proud of his side’s performance against ‘very good’ Chelsea.

David de Gea was excellent for Manchester United against Chelsea

“We were conceding a lot of goals, a lot of chances, playing very poor but now we are defending well and fighting for every ball — that is the minimum. I am proud of the team,” De Gea told Sky Sports.

“We already improved against Villarreal, we won, qualified and now we played a very good team [Chelsea] away from home. The effort of the team was very good — for me it is not enough, a draw. We are in a tough moment. I am proud of the effort of the team.

“On the pitch, in the goal, I was feeling danger for nearly the whole game. We defended well, they missed big chances and the one they give us a chance we score. It is not enough to draw but at the moment it is a big point.”

Manchester United now have 18 points from their first 14 Premier League matches.