Unless Manchester City slip up at St James' Park it seems almost inevitable that the Premier League title will be heading to the blue half of Manchester - with just struggling QPR to come in their final game.
De Gea, 21, said "There have been lots of ups and downs in the title race. But we have thrown away our advantage in games against Wigan and Everton.
"We only have ourselves to blame. There are two games left for both of us and they will be equally tough.
"Our objective is to take maximum points and hope that City slip up. I saw Newcastle against Chelsea and they could play a vital part in the title race, they could hold the key to United retaining the title.
"It won't be easy for City and we just have to hope they fail to win and we get back to winning ways against Swansea."