David de Gea isn't excited over Rafa Benitez's Real Madrid appointment

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea isn't overly excited over Real Madrid's appointment of former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez.

This has been reported by ESPN, who claim that the Spanish shot-stopper isn't completely happy about the prospect of being managed by Benitez, with Real Madrid seemingly intent on bringing him to the Bernabeu. 

De Gea, of course, has been a long-term target of the Spanish giants, and the report goes on to reveal that the La Liga outfit will continue to push through a move for the shot-stopper despite his concerns over the new man in charge. 

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In fact, ESPN suggest that Benitez's appointment is unlikely to stop the 'keeper moving on, with Manchester United already looking at replacements. De Gea, of course, has been the Red Devils' standout player over the course of the past two years, having secured back-to-back Player of the Year awards with the club. 


Now, though, it may well be time for the club to move on, with the same report going on to reveal that Tottenham man Hugo Lloris is the club's No.1 target in the goalkeeping department. Lloris, much like De Gea, has been a consistent figure in recent time, but it's far from certain as to whether the north London outfit will allow the Frenchman to move on anytime soon. 

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And, if United fail in their bid to bring Lloris to the Theatre of Dreams, then it appears that the club will target Dutchman Jasper Cillessen, who has previously worked under Van Gaal with the national team. 

What about Valdes? 

In truth, though, despite the ongoing rumours surrounding Manchester United's goalkeeping target, do the Red Devils actually need to invest in a De Gea replacement? Ultimately, in former Barcelona man Victor Valdes, the club have one of the most respected and experienced figures in the game, so perhaps the Spaniard deserves his chance as the club's No.1.

Ok, so Valdes has endured a tricky time on the injury scene over the last year or so, but if he manages to maintain his fitness, then he could save the club millions - for the next couple of years, at least. 

There's no doubt about it, there's no way Valdes will be content sitting on the Manchester United bench for the rest of his career, so perhaps Van Gaal really will be ready to use him in the 2015/16 campaign.

What do you think? Who will be Manchester United's No.1 next season? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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