Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea claims he is at a loss to describe the contrasting form shown between the club’s Premier League campaign and their Champions League endeavours.
According to Sky Sports the Spanish stopper has admitted that he is confused at the performances produced by the reigning English champions, as they’ve lost six times in front of their home fans on the domestic front, but somehow managed to hold Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw. The indifferent form has attracted plenty of criticism from the media, and De Gea is just as clueless as anyone when it comes to the disparity between their European matches and the ones in the Premier League.
“It's hard to say why. There's no particular reason for it,” the United No.1 said.
"But we've certainly played better and been more consistent in Europe than in the league.
"They're two different competitions and things haven't gone well in the league, but the Champions League is a special competition, the team have done well.”
United’s result against Bayern means that they will travel to the away fixture harbouring slim hopes of qualification. Despite being massive underdogs, the Old Trafford outfit will be confident that they can spring a surprise, given their impressive showing on Tuesday. This is in stark contrast to their results in the league, where they’ve consistently struggled and currently sit in seventh place.