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Manchester United boosted as Real Madrid boss admits he ‘doesn’t know’ if star will join

Manchester United will have been boosted by the news that Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez doesn’t know if he will sign David De Gea, reports the Daily Mail.

“I don’t know,” said the Benitez when asked about a move for the United star, “He is not here and I don’t know. I don’t speak to [Manchester United manager Louis] Van Gaal every day.”

This could mean that the 24-year-old is going to stay with the Red Devils, despite being heavily linked with a move to the Bernabeu throughout the summer. Louis van Gaal will likely be overjoyed by this news, after the goalkeeper played such a vital part in their success last season.

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With the defence looking shaky at Old Trafford, the Spain international was called upon time and time again to make up for errors from players such as Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, and Jonny Evans.

Added to this, the Dutchman has told backup stopper Victor Valdes that he can leave the club as he doesn’t follow his “philosophy” [Goal.com]. So if De Gea were to go it could leave United with only Anders Lindegaard to rely upon between the sticks.

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