Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has confirmed via an interview with a Spanish reporter that he has been left ‘angry’ by the ongoing saga involving David de Gea.
As relayed by the Manchester Evening News, citing information from Spanish television station Cuatro, the Dutchman was less than happy to talk about the possibility that De Gea will soon be leaving his club for Real Madrid, but did offer a little insight into what he thought about it.
Van Gaal emotions
Despite having been awarded United’s Player of the Year award for the last two campaigns running De Gea has been strongly linked with a transfer to the Spanish capital, and Van Gaal clearly doesn’t like the way things are taking so long to play out.
“Yes [I’m angry with the saga], but I have no problem with it,” Van Gaal said.
“I don’t want to respond to this issue through the media. I’ll talk to my bosses, not the media, but I have no problem.”
Move looks likely
Whilst nothing has been decided beyond all doubt yet it is looking increasingly likely that De Gea will be moving onto pastures new this summer in the form of the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 24-year-old is seen as the natural successor to Iker Casillas in Spain and a return to his home country as Real’s number one would signify the culmination of four years hard work in England.
Initially struggling after arriving from Atletico Madrid four years ago De Gea has gone on to become arguably the Premier League’s most consistent stopper, and certainly one of United’s most valuable assets.
De Gea importance
Were it not for his performances last season and the campaign before the Red Devils would have struggled even more than they have done post-Ferguson’s retirement, with the major problem for Van Gaal being that all United fans know it.
The Dutchman would certainly have a job on his hands replacing the Spaniard, even if it’s with the reputable Victor Valdes, currently number two at Old Trafford.
It can be presumed Van Gaal wants a swift resolution to the matter at hand, even if that means offloading De Gea early so that he can focus on smoothing over his departure in the coming weeks.
Word on the grapevine is that it would take a world-record £33million for a goalkeeper to convince United to sell. Van Gaal might not be all too angry anymore if he can recoup that sum.
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