''We want him to stay'' - Ten Hag stands firm on De Gea's future and Man United's top-4 aspirations following West Ham blunder
Speaking in the post-match press conference after the West Ham United loss, Erik ten Hag spoke about David de Gea’s future and said: “We want him to stay and we want him to extend his contract.
“He has the most clean sheets in the Premier League. So we would not be in this position without him.
“So he has fully my belief, no concerns, that happens but as a team you have to deal with it, you have to show character, be resilient and bounce back and this team will do.”
Moreover, speaking about if this result dents Man United's Premier League top-4 hopes, he added: “Nothing changed, only we could have made it easier. We need three wins. Everything is in our hands, we have to believe.
“It's not about Liverpool, it's about us. If we bring our standards we will win games. We don't look to others we look to ourselves.”
Ten Hag does make sense here because Man United’s future in the Premier League top-4 race is in their own hands.
If they’re able to win their remaining four games, the Red Devils will qualify for Champions League next season – so they need to focus on doing that rather than watching what others do.