Double blow as 2 United stars set for exit this week

Manchester United are bracing themselves for a double exit as both David De Gea and Angel Di Maria leave the club in the next 7 days.

As reported earlier, Di Maria’s move to PSG is said to be completed and now The Telegraph’s Mark Ogden reports that the move may be announced as early as this weekend as PSG face Lyon in the French Super Cup:

Paris Saint-Germain expect to complete the signing of Angel di Maria this weekend with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal ready to replace the unsettled Argentine with Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez… PSG coach Laurent Blanc is confident that an agreement can be struck by the time his club return to France following Saturday’s French Super Cup encounter with Olympique Lyonnais in Montreal.

The move comes as a blow to United who were hoping to keep Di Maria, a player Ogden referred to as ‘an expensive mistake’, but Ogden also states that the player has caused ill feeling at the club by goin AWOL as well as showing a reluctance to see out what has been a tough introduction to life at Old Trafford.

Having lost one world class player, things could get worse as Spanish paper La Razon report that David De Gea’s move to Real Madrid could be wrapped up this week too for a fee as small as €35m.

United had stood firm in the face of pressure from Real Madrid, stating that he would not be sold if Sergio Ramos was not included in the deal. But earlier this week Real Madrid confirmed that Ramos would not be going anywhere, and to compound matters it is being reported that he will sign a new deal at The Bernabeu.

With Ramos out of the equation, one would have thought that closed the door on a De Gea move, but it is becoming increasingly likely that Real will keep their man as well as sign De Gea.

Domingo Garcia writes:

David de Gea will play for Real Madrid before the end of the week. Although Louis Van Gaal said before facing Barcelona during United’s pre-season tour of America, De Gea would be Manchester United’s first choice goalkeeper at the start of the Premier League against Tottenham, the English club is already planning the season without him.

With the loss against PSG highlighting United’s frailties, the loss of both of these players couldn’t come at a worse time for manager Van Gaal and although moves are being made in the pursuit of Pedro, united may very well have to spend further, despite already splashing £77m.

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