De Gea on Man Utd's "lack of quality".

So much improvement to be made in the Man Utd squad.

David de Gea isn't papering over the cracks as he says there is a "lack of quality" within the Manchester United squad, and rightly so.

United moved down to ninth spot in the Premier League table following last weekend's 3-3 draw with newly-promoted side Sheffield United.

They host Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Sunday, with pressure mounting on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to carefully handle the wheel following Tottenham's dismissal of Mauricio Pochettino.

However, De Gea concedes Man United's current players are not consistent enough to produce the kind of results they crave.

"The team is what it is, and results are what they have been recently," De Gea, who signed a new deal in September, told Sky Sports.

"We need to win four or five games in a row to be at the top, but at the moment the team is not playing so well.

"We're giving it everything, we're trying to get those big wins that can put us high up in the table, but the truth is at the moment we're not consistent enough, there's much to train and much to improve.

"I don't think it's through any lack of effort, the boys are leaving everything out on the field in training and games. You could point maybe to a lack of quality in certain areas, but certainly not a lack of fight."