Manchester United must keep David de Gea at all costs

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Finally, Manchester United has upped their game in this summer's transfer window.

Having finished fourth in the Premier League last season, and as a result having qualified for the Champions League, it is a well-known fact that they need to buy at least five or six new players to bolster their current squad which is neither big enough or strong enough to cope with playing in the Premier League and the Champions League.

Manager Louis van Gaal realised very quickly the need for new blood and backed by United's owners is splashing the cash big time in the hope of getting the players he wants.

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One player he will not be getting at Old Trafford is Gareth Bale. United reportedly offered Los Blancos £140 million for the services of the Welshman, but the bid was turned down.

There is no way that the Spanish giants would ever consider selling Bale and certainly not now with Rafa Benitez as their new manager. Benitez knows the English game inside out from his time at Anfield and rates Bale very highly.

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Impressive signings

Now United have come down to earth, they have signed two new players and have two more deals ready to be completed this week.

They have signed Dutchman Memphis Depay for a reported fee of £31 million, and Matteo Darmian a defender from Italian club Torino for a fee believed to be £12.7 million.

United have also tied up big-money deals for Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin, bringing up total expenditure to around £83 million so far - but that will not be the end of United's spending spree.

David de Gea must stay

It is almost certain that United will have to find a replacement for their goalkeeper David De Gea whether they like it or not.

Real Madrid has been tracking De Gea for a while now and as they have sold Iker Casillas to Porto, they need a replacement urgently, and the Spanish club wants the best and that is David De Gea.

He has proved his worth to United over the last couple of seasons and is worth at least twelve points to his team over the course of a season, if not more.

Ideally United would like to get De Gea to commit to Old Trafford for the next few years, and if they can it would be their best signing of the summer without a doubt. But I feel that is very unlikely, and United will have to splash the cash on another keeper and very soon, with the new season under four weeks away.

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