David de Gea
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has conceded five goals in the last three games Getty Images

Manchester United number one goalkeeper David De Gea has admitted his frustration ahead of the visit to Crystal Palace on 9 May, with Louis van Gaal's side losing the last three Premier League games.

After a difficult first part to the campaign, the Premier League giants looked to have found their way with an impressive run of six victories from the end of February to April, with remarkable performances against Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City.

But United have struggled to keep that momentum in recent games after suffering consecutive defeats against Chelsea, Everton and West Bromwich Albion.

The Spanish goalkeeper has admitted his frustration about the situation after conceding five goals in the process while United has failed to score a single one.

"It's a difficult moment with three losses," De Gea said to MUTV. "We need to keep going, look forward, try to play better and, of course, try to win the games.

"I think we played quite well against Chelsea and West Bromwich but we have to create more chances and score more goals. With no goals in these games, I think that it's important we score more."

"I think it was an unlucky game [against West Brom] as we played much better than them. But that's football – they scored what I feel was a lucky goal and they defended all the time. It was a straight shot for me [by Chris Brunt from a free-kick] but it deflected to the other corner [off Jonas Olsson].

"There was frustration for me and for the team. We created many chances and we missed a penalty. Maybe we could have won this game 5-1."

And with Liverpool just four points behind them pushing for the top-four spots with three games remaining, De Gea hopes to get back to winning ways at Selhurst Park, but he is cautious about the danger of Yannick Bolasie and ex-United player Wilfried Zaha on the flanks.

He said: "I think they will maybe be similar to West Brom. I feel they are going to try to defend. They know we want to keep the ball and create chances. I think they have good wingers, who are quick and good on the counter-attack."