The Red Devils will go top of the table should they avoid defeat against Burnley tonight (12.01.21) and De Gea has urged the team not to waste the opportunity as they look to win a first league crown since the departure of legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
He told United's official website: "I have been fighting for the title in a couple of seasons when Sir Alex was here. Now we are there again and it’s taken us a lot of time to get there to be honest and we cannot miss this chance.
"We have to be very, very focused in every game and try to win all of them. Hopefully if we are good physically and mentally then we can be there and we can fight for sure for the Premier League.
"It’s true there is a lot to play yet, but of course it’s a chance to be there, to be top of the league."
The Spanish goalkeeper added: "It’s a good challenge for us. We will play against a difficult team in Burnley, away from home, but if we want to win the league then we have to win these type of matches. I’m saying the same thing, but all we can do is focus on each match, take it game-by-game and be 100 per cent focused."