Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says he is ready to return to action for the Red Devils, but admitted it was now up to Louis van Gaal to make the decision to throw him back into the side.
De Gea looked set for a dream move to Real Madrid during the summer transfer window before required paperwork to complete the deal was filed a minute past deadline.
While the Spanish international is reported to have been “devastated” by the deal collapse, he says he is mentally and physically ready to play against Liverpool on Saturday.
“I wanted to play and now we’ll see after the international break if I’m lucky with my club,” he is quoted as saying by Daily Express.
“I felt well. The coach (Vicente del Bosque) has given me confidence.
“I’m calm. I’ll keep working and improving – in short, I’m enjoying my football and I’m happy.
“The support I’ve received is very important to me. I have some magnificent team-mates and I am very grateful to all of them. My future’s going to be the same as it is now.”
Van Gaal has played summer signing Sergio Romero in all six of United’s matches this season after ruling De Gea to be mentally unprepared for the beginning of the season.
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