Man United boss Louis Van Gaal has insisted that goalkeeper David De Gea is not leaving the club this summer.
De Gea has been heavily linked with a return to Spain before the end of the transfer window, but no deal has yet been reached with Real Madrid.
Van Gaal has left his first-choice shot-stopper out of all three games so far this season, with De Gea not even handed a place in the squad.
The Dutchman has insisted that he doesn’t feel as though the Spanish international is focused, and will continue with his strategy until the window has closed.
If De Gea is still at Old Trafford in September, then it would of course signal that he will remain until the end of the season at least which could see him regain his place in the team.
“I think when Manchester United wants a player he shall come, besides when a club is not selling. It is the same with us. We are not selling De Gea,” Van Gaal said, according to Sky Sports.
Sergio Romero has stepped in to replace De Gea, and the summer signing has kept two clean sheets in three competitive games so far this season.