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De Gea relishing every game

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is loving his first Barclays Premier League campaign.

After a difficult start to his Red Devils career, De Gea has emerged as one of Sir Alex Ferguson's key men on their drive towards a record 20th championship.

"There is a little way to go yet and we still have plenty of work to do," he said. "But the dressing room is very positive. We intend to keep fighting and maintain that advantage."

To that end, De Gea believes the shock 1-0 defeat at Wigan on Wednesday night might prove to be a good thing.

After a series of sluggish displays, United were overcome by a Latics outfit who controlled long periods of the game.

It provided a pretty stern reminder that victories cannot be taken for granted - a lesson De Gea is confident will be heeded.

"It was a disappointment but sometimes games like that can be a wake-up call," he said.

"It reminded us that anyone is capable of winning games in this league, against any opposition.

"It will make us even more focused going into these last five games and make sure we carry on that battle for the title."

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