Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea believes the team are playing well despite lying 7th in the Premier League.

The United faithful are accustomed to being near the summit at this time of year but a sixth defeat of the season at home to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend sees them 11 points off the pace.

However, De Gea remained positive and he said: ""We have picked up plenty of momentum as the season has developed.

"It was a real shame we couldn't get three points against Tottenham but we are playing well now.

"We need to keep performing and win as many games as we possibly can."

Despite the optimism from the Spaniard it now seems unlikely that United will go on to claim a 21st title, which leaves a bigger onus on the cup competitions.

The Red Devils face Swansea at Old Trafford in the FA Cup Third Round on Sunday, and it is a competition that David Moyes will fancy his chances in as he looks to build on the club's rich history in the competition.

De Gea feels they can progress with a win over Swansea and he said: "The FA Cup is a competition with a lot of history," he said.

"There is a lot of romance associated with it and it would be terrific to win it. Being at home is a boost because we will have so many fans behind us.

"Still, Swansea are a tough side and it will be a complicated game for us."

On a personal level, the 23-year old has been one of the more consistent performers in the Moyes era and he added: ""I am pleased with my contribution so far.

"I feel very settled here and I am happy with the way I am playing. I am still learning and improving all the time. That is important.

"I hope to carry on doing that and keep my spot in the team."

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