Manchester United Boss Speaks Out On David De Gea To Real Madrid Transfer Rumours

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Red Devils manager comments on Real Madrid target.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has spoken out on rumours surrounding goalkeeper David de Gea and interest from Real Madrid, BBC Sport reports.

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The Spanish international is thought to be an ideal replacement for Iker Casillas at the Bernabeu, having attracted plenty of attention this season after his superb match-winning displays at Old Trafford.

De Gea has previously played in La Liga with Atletico Madrid, and with just over a year remaining on his current deal, it may be that he is considering a return to his native Spain to play for arguably his country’s biggest club side.

The 24-year-old’s future has come under even more scrutiny with United moving to sign former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes on a free transfer, with van Gaal commenting that the former Nou Camp hero was not content to be a backup for the Red Devils.

“Nobody is happy to be number two and Victor has to have ambition to beat David De Gea – but it shall be very hard for him,” the Dutchman explained.

Asked if de Gea would stay, he said: “I think so, yes. There is no problem for him to sign.”

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