David de Gea hopes of a deadline-day switch to Real Madrid in a cash plus Keylor Navas transfer worth £29 million collapsed at the 11th hour last Monday when the relevant documentation was not submitted in time.
De Gea needs to play first-team football to make a claim to start for Spain at Euro 2016. Therefore, Manchester United may have to play him if he continues his good form.
Louis van Gaal sidelined his number one for the opening games of the season amid the transfer speculation, but he must return to the starting lineup against Liverpool on Saturday and here's why.
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Last season, the Spaniard contributed to Manchester United good form in 2015, keeping 11 clean sheets in 37 games. When you consider how poor Manchester United's defence were, his talent is clearly obvious.
Sergio Romero looked shaky against Swansea and was at fault for Gomis' goal to give them the 2-1 win at the Liberty Stadium last time out.
David de Gea should still be a fans favourite with the Red Devils and no hard feelings are shared with his team-mates with Juan Mata saying this on the subject: "In the past two years David has been the best player in the team due to the saves he made and the many points those saves gave us."
However, Man Utd have got to try and convince David de Gea to sign a contract simply because, if De Gea goes for free in the summer to the Bernabeu this would mean Man Utd have allowed the best player at the club to leave for nothing- sending a very negative message to the other European giants.
Playing him frequently will make him more likely to sign a new deal, rather than leaving him to rot unhappily on the bench behind Romero.
The money could be spent on established Premier League goalkeepers like Hugo Lloris which would make it easier to deal with the inevitable departure of David de Gea.