The situation surrounding David de Gea and Manchester United has dragged on all summer, with many figures in the footballing world giving their opinion on what should happen.
The latest former Manchester United player to have his say on the events unfolding at Old Trafford is Lou Macari, who thinks the Red Devils should stop messing around and get rid of the Spanish goalkeeper.
Macari, who made 404 appearances for United in 12 years, also believes it is an 'absolute certainty' De Gea is on his way to Real Madrid.
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Speaking to talkSPORT, the former midfielder said: "If he wants to play for Real Madrid, that is fine by me. I can fully understand that. I just don’t understand why we are messing about and why we are hanging around.
"If you have got a player who wants to be somewhere else, then you should get the best deal possible. Although everybody thinks £20m is not the best deal possible, if you keep him you are paying another £10m in wages to a player that doesn’t want to be there.
I can only see him going one place and that is on the plane to Spain and joining Real Madrid. It looks an absolute certainty.”
ROMERO HAS AN OPPORTUNITY
De Gea will sit out Manchester United's match with Aston Villa, with Louis van Gaal claiming the 'keeper is not mentally prepared for the Premier League.
Sergio Romero is to continue in goal following a promising debut at Old Trafford last weekend, and could cement his place as United's number one with another solid performance.
The goalkeeping situation is far from clear at United, with three goalkeepers currently out of contention, however Romero now has an opportunity until the end of the transfer window to stake his claim regardless of the goalkeeping situation on September 1.
Romero produced so good saves to keep out Tottenham, but look nervous with the ball at his feet. Given more time in the first-team his confidence will surely grow and he could prove to be an astute signing by Van Gaal.