Van Gaal handed new signing Sergio Romero his Premier League debut as Man United edged out Tottenham 1-0 in the opening match of the 2015/16 season.
The Dutch manager was questioned as to David De Gea’s future at the club with van Gaal stating;
“I cannot say [when De Gea’s future will be settled] because I’m not the most important part – that is the player and the club that wants to buy him,”
“He is our best player for three years chosen by the fans and we cannot let him go easily – we have to spend a lot of money for the players we want to buy.” van Gaal added.
Man United want £35m for the 24-year-old keeper (via the Daily Mail) and that’s a fee Real Madrid may not be willing to fork out given they can land the former Atletico Madrid custodian on a free transfer in 12 months’ time.