Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata has insisted that teammate David de Gea is 'very relaxed' and is dealing with the situation, as speculation continues to rumble on about his long-term future in the game.
As reported by the Manchester Evening News, Mata, who starred in the Red Devils' 3-1 victory against Club Brugge in the Champions League play-off round first-leg clash at Old Trafford last night, has insisted that De Gea is still training well and remaining professional.
De Gea, of course, has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid for some time now and still hasn't featured for the Red Devils this season, with Argentine No.1 Sergio Romero replacing him between the sticks in Manchester.
It remains to be seen as to whether United and Real manage to come to an agreement over the future of De Gea, but Mata has insisted that his teammate is relaxed.
The Manchester United ace stated: "The truth is he’s relaxed. Anyone that knows him he's a naturally very relaxed, calm and that’s how he’s dealing with this situation. He’s training really well and being professional as always."
Of course, if De Gea really does depart United before the close of the transfer window, then the worry for United fans is that they may not have a suitable replacement for the shot-stopper.
Is Romero really good enough to ply his trade between the sticks at Old Trafford for the long-term? Despite only conceding one goal in his opening three matches for the Red Devils, the 28-year-old still has a great deal to prove.
If United are serious about overhauling Chelsea at the summit of the Premier League this term, then they could do with replacing De Gea with an established, experienced 'keeper.
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