Prior to a nearly must-win match in Premier League against West Ham United, Manchester United star shot-stopper, David de Gea has urged his teammates to give it their best shot and remain “switched on”. David has stated that his teammates simply cannot afford to lose three “important points” against West Ham United.

“I believe they have a decent side with some good players who are important to them,” De Gea was quoted as saying by the official website of Manchester United.

“They are on the up at the moment, but we still have bad memories from last season, so we have to be much more switched on right from the off than we were then,” he added.

“There are three very important points at stake for us to remain up there near the top, and also for the younger lads to keep gaining in confidence

“We also want to show that’s what we’re here for, going away to difficult grounds and going there for the three points,” he said.

The Spanish star who recently signed a new deal with Manchester United amid speculations that he may leave the club stated that fans of the Red Devils have helped the side in more ways than the players had even expected. He further stated that the fans often lift the club and inspire them to come up with better performances when the team is going through a tough phase.

“They [the fans] are vitally important to us. Our fans that follow us away from home are just incredible,” the 28-year old said.

“Sometimes it’s just like we are playing at home in those away fixtures! It’s amazing.”

“It helps us all tremendously down there on the pitch, we can always feel the warmth from our fans and that is hugely important to us,” he concluded.