De Gea anticipating tough Southampton test

Bruno Fernandes’s penalty was enough to see off West Bromwich Albion last time out in the league as we claimed our second successive league win, which was followed up by Tuesday night’s 4-1 triumph over Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League.

De Gea says, although confidence within the group is high following our recent run of form, the team must work on being more consistent if we want to start climbing the table ahead of what is a very busy December period.

“We’re confident, we’re winning so many difficult games especially in the Champions League where we are top of the group, so yeah, we have confidence but we are having ups and downs so we need to be more consistent in our games,” he said.

“I think it’s time to win five or six games in a row to take us closer to the top, so that’s the most important thing, to be consistent.”