Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 25, looks set to stay at Old Trafford this summer after the sacking of Louis Van Gaal and the arrival of Jose Mourinho.
De Gea is keen to remain at Old Trafford after the arrival of ‘The Special One’ having reportedly been looking for a move away if Van Gaal was to remain in charge next season.
The United keeper is once again being linked with a summer move to Real Madrid after seeing a proposed move to Madrid last summer collapse at the last minute.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has spoken about the possibility of Madrid signing De Gea but his latest comments have thrown a move into doubt.
Perez was quoted as saying “I am not the one who has to decide,” Perez told reporters “I would say it is very difficult to manage two great players in that position.”
Real Madrid already have Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas as their current 1st choice keeper who had a brilliant season for Madrid keeping 13 clean sheets in La Liga this season.
With these latest comments from the President of Real Madrid and with De Gea wanting to stay at Old Trafford to work with Jose Mourinho we may finally have an end to this transfer tug of war.
Let us know what you think. Will David De Gea stay at United or will Real Madrid get their man?
United centre back Chris Smalling could feature against Arsenal on Sunday.
Chris Smalling has been one of United’s most consistent players this season along with goal keeper David de Gea, who could also return for the clash against Arsenal.
Smalling picked up a shoulder injury in the FA Cup game against Shrewsbury Town on Monday night and missed only his 2nd game this season when United played Midtjylland on Thursday evening.
The 26 year old has made good progress on the recovery and when asked about his recent form, he had this to say:
Touch wood, that carries on.
I was disappointed to miss the other night, but I’m hoping to be okay to play this game.
I’ve not really done anything differently to the other lads but, probably from about halfway through last season, I got on a good run in the team and I’ve just tried to carry that on from there. Long may it continue.
Arsenal are Smalling’s boyhood club and when asked about the fixture he said:
I always look forward to these games.
It’s no secret that I was an Arsenal supporter growing up, so this fixture is even bigger for me and especially given it involves two of the biggest teams in the country.
I hope I can step out onto the field.
In other injury news, United boss Louis van Gaal is expecting David de Gea to be fit for the Arsenal match:
I expect (David can return) because I saw the way he was today.
You can read the article on the Daily Mail website by clicking here.