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Manchester United v Aston Villa Preview: De Gea eyes Champions League prize

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says that Champions League qualification is paramount ahead of Saturday's Premier League match against Aston Villa.

United missed out on a place in any European competition due to a disappointing campaign last season but a 2-1 victory over rivals Liverpool last time out hugely enhanced their hopes of a top-four finish in 2014-15.

Louis van Gaal's team lie fourth - five points above Liverpool - with eight games to play and Spain international De Gea believes that missing out on a return to the elite is not an option that United can entertain.

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