Former Manchester United keeper Peter Schmeichel says De Gea saga must come to an end quickly

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This summer, one transfer-saga has taken many of the headlines. Is David De Gea on his way to Real Madrid. De Gea has been playing more impressing for each year he's been in Manchester.

He had to fight off the challenge from the Dane Anders Lindegaard in his first year, but since then has been United's main goalkeeper.

With De Gea's contract set to run out at the end of this season, a decision must be made on whether he wants to sign a new contract or move the Spanish capital, and that decision must be made soon according to former United player Peter Schmeichel.


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According to, Schmeichel said: ”I would recommend him to take a decision on whether he wants to leave or stay. If he stays, then we're happy. If he leaves, then we'll have to move on. We cannot stretch this for any more months."

Peter Schmeichel - as many know - played amazing in his years with Manchester United and is seen as maybe the best goalkeeper ever in the Premier League. He is now an ambassador for the club.

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He played a big part in the 1999 treble that United won, but gained some headwind when he moved to Manchester City in 2002. He only managed 29 games for the blue part of Manchester - and funny enough was injured in the warm-up for the Manchester City vs. Manchester United game at Old Trafford. That means he's never lost a Manchester derby.

Schmeichel also made it clear that he understands De Gea's wish to make the move back to Madrid. De Gea played three years with Atletico Madrid before he made his move to Manchester United where he's played since 2011.

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