Manchester United shot stopper David De Gea has reassured fans that they won't be lying down for anyone this year as they're putting in extra hours to recover from a torrid campaign.

As a season without silverware looks increasingly likely, United goalkeeper has told the official club website that the team are working hard to ensure their current form is a thing of the past.

In the article, the 'kepper goes on to reveal that himself and Antonio Valencia work together after training as the squad work go beyond the call of duty to improve their current position.

De Gea told "We do it especially when there are no matches in the following days and I think the extra training helps me and the other players to improve."

With the side lagging behind in the title race they are in desperate need for a change in form. If the title is to be going to Manchester it will be in the hands of City.

De Gea has evolved at United after a wobbly start to his career he has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe.

In his first season the Spaniard often looked intimidated when coming out his goal to collect crosses but everyone has been full of praise for him as he now commands the area.

His performances this season have often kept Manchester United in games this season, one that instantly springs to mind took place in the Capital One Cup against Sunderland earlier on in the week, a game that United eventually lose 2-1.

The defeat was the third in 2014 but with the team working hard behind the scenes and De Gea taking part in extra training with the likes of Valencia and striker Hernandez they should be able to bounce back.

De Gea was full of praise for Hernandez: "He is one of the most professional players I have known over the course of my career. He is truly a great player and a good friend."

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