De Gea confident United can progress in Champions League

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has admitted that his side must ‘attack from the first minute’ as they try to salvage something from a disappointing campaign against Olympiakos in the second leg of their Champions League last sixteen tie, according to the Mirror.

The reigning Premier League champions fell to a ninth league defeat of the season in humiliating fashion at the weekend, losing 3-0 to fierce rivals Liverpool in a result which all but ended their slim hopes of finishing in the top four.

Their only real chance of being involved in next seasons Champions League is if they go all the way in this season’s tournament, though their chances of doing that were deal a huge blow in the first leg three weeks ago.

United must win tomorrow evening’s game by three clear goals to make it through to the quarter finals, and De Gea is confident that they can avenge the deficit.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports understands that defensive pair Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans both sat out of training on Tuesday morning, ahead of the crucial fixture.

Both missed the weekend defeat to Liverpool, with Nemanja Vidic and Phil Jones starting in the heart of defence.