Van Gaal Resigned to Losing De Gea

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has finally admitted that goalkeeper David de Gea could be heading back home to Real Madrid.

United have been in a stand-off with Madrid all summer, demanding defender Sergio Ramos in return for letting De Gea leave but while Ramos looks destined to remain to his boyhood club, the keeper’s prospect of leaving is increasing.

Unfavourable situation

De Gea has only one year left on his contract and looked out of sorts in the 45 minutes he played as United lost 2-0 to PSG in the final game of their pre-season tour in USA.

“We have a situation that is not favourable for David de Gea, neither for us and neither for the club that, maybe, he wants to go,” Van Gaal said.

When asked what the best solution was for all parties, the Dutchman said: “We have to wait and see.”

Romero deal

United signed Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero last week with Van Gaal admitting the move was informed by the likelihood of De Gea leaving.

“I think that in our circumstances, with the threat that David de Gea is going to Real Madrid, we have to prepare our season and I think Sergio Romero can fulfil that because you have to handle it very quickly when it may happen with David de Gea,” he said.

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