Van Gaal admits De Gea saga is 'unfavourable' for both Manchester United and Real Madrid
Louis van Gaal has recently admitted that the David De Gea transfer saga is neither favourable for the goalkeeper, nor the two teams involved in it. The Spanish keeper has been linked with a move to La Liga giants Real Madrid, although his parent club are unwilling to give him up without a fight according to a BBC report.
Manchester United manager Van Gaal spoke to the press after his side’s 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the International Champion’s Cup in Chicago and according to BBC Sport, he said:
"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."
The Dutchman believes that the Spaniard’s current situation has distracted him from his football and also criticized the 25-year-old for the opening goal, which was turned in by Luke Shaw after a huge mix-up.
“Poor I cannot say but he made a mistake. That’s not poor. Everybody can make mistakes but when a goalkeeper makes a mistake it is mostly a goal and that’s the difference.” he said about the own goal, as quoted in the Guardian.
When asked about Spanish international’s future at the club, Van Gaal echoed the same comments he used to describe Angel Di Maria’s situation.
“We have to wait and see. It’s the same question as your predecessor.”
Former Atletico Madrid custodian David De Gea moved to Old Trafford in 2011 for a transfer record fee of £17.8 million. He has made 131 league appearances for the Manchester side since his competitive debut against Manchester City in the 2011 Community Shield and is currently entering the final year of his five-year contract at the club.
This has led to speculation that he doesn’t want to renew his contract, and is angling for a move to the La Liga. Despite the arrival of Casilla and the presence of Costa Rican international Keylor Navas, Real Madrid wants to make a marquee goalkeeper signing this season to replace Iker Casillas, who has departed for Porto.
They have earmarked David De Gea as their top choice, but Manchester United will only let him go if the Los Blancos allow their defender Sergio Ramos to move to the Old Trafford as a part of any deal.
David de Gea is currently on a pre-season tour with the Manchester United squad and played 45 minutes of the International Champions Cup tournament final.