David de Gea says Manchester United can fight for the Premier League and Champions League this season following the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane to the squad.

United, who host Aston Villa on Saturday after crashing out of the Carabao Cup tournament on Wednesday night following defeat to West Ham, finished second last season behind their city rivals Manchester City, and reached the final of the Europa League, losing out on penalties to Villarreal.

Domestically, they will face fierce competition for the title from Chelsea and Liverpool – the two teams they sit level on 13 points with at the top of the table – as well as defending champions City.

But the shot stopper is expecting more from the United in this campaign following the injection of experience from the former Real Madrid duo, and the £73m signing of 21-year-old Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

“We signed good players [in the summer] and we already had a good squad,” De Gea told Sky Sports.

“We are there at the top of the league fighting for every game, of course it is hard, it is the best league in the world.

“Every game is difficult, we want to fight for the big trophies, try to fight for the Premier League, the Champions League, for everything and I think we have the squad and the players and we have the fans with us so it’s amazing. I think the club is iata good point.

“I think top teams are fighting for the league, like always in the Premier League. So let’s see what happens, be focused on the next games and just prepare properly and put everything on the pitch and in training.”



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