David de Gea named in Manchester United's Champions League squad
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been included by Louis van Gaal in the club's Champions League squad on Wednesday.
New Delhi: Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been included by Louis van Gaal in the club's Champions League squad on Wednesday.
De Gea is in a stand-off with United over a move to Real Madrid but could still feature for Louis van Gaal's side against Belgian side Club Brugge. United face Brugge on 18th August in their Champions League play-off round.
United announced the squad on Wednesday.
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De Gea was omitted from the United squad to face Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on the opening day of the English Premier League by Van Gaal, who suggested the Spain international was not focused enough to feature amid a prolonged stand-off with Real Madrid over a summer transfer.
The Dutchman is keen to keep hold of him and stated recently that De Gea could play a part this year if he stays beyond September 2.
Although Sergio Romero is expected to lead the line in the sticks for the two-legged tussle with the Belgian giants.
The Spaniard who had refused to sign a contract extension with the club, is wanted by Real Madrid. The Spanish giants have had bids rejected by United who believe they deserve more money for their best goalkeeper. Also United have played a hard ball with Real by wanting Sergio Ramos alongside but that didn't happen.
United are set to lose De Gea next season for a free transfer if not this summer.