David De Gea’s time at United looks as though it finally be coming to an end with the latest reports indicating Louis Van Gaal has had enough of the on/off saga and decided to allow his number one to leave.
It seems De Gea’s performance against was the straw that broke the camel’s back as Van Gaal now feels his keeper can no longer be trusted for the coming campaign.
The Guardian notes:
Louis van Gaal has asked Manchester United’s board to sanction David de Gea’s departure to Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.
The goalkeeper has been linked heavily with a move to the La Liga club throughout the summer transfer window and the AS newspaper says that Van Gaal has tired of what has become a drawn-out saga, requesting that De Gea is moved on at the earliest opportunity.
The U-turn over De Gea – who has a year left on his contract at Old Trafford – is reported to have come after the 25-year-old performed poorly in a 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, being involved in a mix-up with Phil Jones and Luke Shaw that resulted in the French side’s opening goal and subsequently being substituted at half-time.
This news has been met with a mixed reception by a lot of Reds as many are now fed up of the entire saga regarding De Gea’s transfer which is already evoking memories of Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to the Spanish giants several years ago.
United know full well if they don’t sell De Gea now, they’ll lose him for nothing next Summer but the bigger issue now facing Van Gaal is whether keeping him would cost the Reds points.