Manchester United confident of keeping David de Gea
David de Gea likely to stay with Manchester United according to the BBC
August 11th, 2015
After missing Manchester United’s opener against Tottenham Hotspur, it had appeared that David de Gea might have played his final match for the Red Devils although that might not be the case.
De Gea watched United’s 1-0 win from the stands, with Sergio Romero making an impressive debut at Old Trafford which saw him pull off a number of key saves.
The 24-year-old has made no secret that he would be open to a move to Real Madrid, although United won’t sell their prized asset to the Spanish giants unless the price is right and it also appears the English club want Sergio Ramos in return.
With Real unprepared to let one of their most iconic players leave Madrid, it appears the two clubs are at an impasse and the BBC are now reporting that De Gea is actually likely to remain with Manchester United.
“He’s our best player for the past two or three years so we cannot let him go so easily,” Van Gaal said of the Spain international, who is out of contract next summer.
“We want to sell at the same level as we pay. We want to keep him of course.”
Van Gaal has admitted that De Gea could play again for United even if keeping the player means that there will be no transfer fee commanded next summer when the Spaniard becomes a free agent.
“Of course he could,” Van Gaal said. “If he is still here on 1 September we will look again, but he cannot play before that because as a goalkeeper you need the highest concentration, and it is difficult when you are in a position like David.
“We saw in pre-season his focus was not quite there and we made the decision on Wednesday not to play him.”