Former Manchester United player Terry Gibson has claimed the David de Gea saga is doing nobody any favours and is a complete mess.
The saga surrounding De Gea and his proposed move to Real Madrid has hung over Old Trafford like a dark cloud all summer and it seems no closer to being resolved.
With six days left of the transfer window it is looking increasingly likely the Spanish stopper will remain in Manchester, but then the club have the problem of dealing with an unhappy player.
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Gibson, who played 23 league games for Manchester United in the 1986-87 season believes the situation is not worth the trouble it has caused and can not see De Gea moving before September 1.
As per Sky Sports, he said: "How much of a mess has that become, from both parties, is it worth the aggro over the money? Clearly not.
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"In Real Madrid's case, they have signed Kiko Casilla, who was an international goalkeeper last season, who cost €6 million, and could end up being third choice. Manchester United are not even playing David de Gea. I don't think it is going to happen this window."
OUT OF HAND
At the beginning of the transfer window it seemed a formality that De Gea would move to the Bernabeu however the Spanish club have baulked at United's valuation of the 24-year-old and are prepared to wait until next summer to sign him on a free.
Louis van Gaal has claimed the player is in the wrong frame of mind amid speculation of a move and has not appeared for the Red Devils this summer, the Dutch boss even claimed the keeper refused to play.
However De Gea was angered by those claims and insisted he was willing to play for the Old Trafford club. A friend of De Gea's even claimed their relationship was broken beyond repair and the goalkeeper just did not like Van Gaal any more.
This is a tricky situation for Man United's player of the year, as he will have to work hard to force his way back into the United squad ahead of Sergio Romero, who has not stepped a foot wrong since his arrival.
The goalkeeper may even be favoured by Van Gaal, who may see De Gea's actions as detrimental to the club.
With a European Championship tournament on the horizon the goalkeeper will be desperate to play, but whether it is in Manchester or Madrid remains to be seen.