David De Gea: Manchester derby is a final

David de Gea
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Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea believes that Monday's Manchester derby is like a cup final for both teams.

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has claimed that Monday's derby against Manchester City is the equivalent of a cup final for both teams.

The Red Devils can move six points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a win against their local rivals at the Etihad Stadium.

However, victory for City would see the Blues go above United on goal difference at the top of the pile with just two games to play.

"This derby is a final for us. If we beat City, United will be Premier League champions again. It's as simple as that — we are 90 minutes from winning the title," De Gea told The Sun.

"I never believed this derby would be so decisive.

"I have lived through derbies in Madrid and this one is more important, especially with a title resting on it."

The Spaniard moved to Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid in the summer.

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