David de Gea situation sees Manchester United in spot of bother

Manchester United's David de Gea was seen in the stands alongside fellow outward going goalkeepers Victor Valdes and Anders Lindegaard in the opening Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Saturday.

By Rajdeep Saha | Last Updated: Aug 08, 2015, 20:08 PM IST
David de Gea situation sees Manchester United in spot of bother

New Delhi: Manchester United's David de Gea was seen in the stands alongside fellow outward going goalkeepers Victor Valdes and Anders Lindegaard in the opening Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Saturday.

United are in a sticky situation with David de Gea who is wanted by Real Madrid but the Spanish giants aren't keen to meet the Red Devils' asking price for the Spaniard. Real look to go for a safe bet in getting De Gea after this season for a free transfer rather than paying a valuable sum this summer.

De Gea who hasn't signed a contract extension with United is stated to lack focus and concentration by manager Louis van Gaal. The Dutchman opted to leave him out of the matchday squad because of this reason and is looking for a solution.

United are keen to sell him if given the right sum and with the season already underway this is what Louis van Gaal wouldn't have expected. If De Gea does leave then United will have a spot of bother in the goalkeeping section.

Sergio Romero had a nervy opening half against Spurs before making some crucial saves towards the dying minutes and Sam Johnstone is the only other player whose loan move has been blocked due to the problems United are in. Valdes and Lindegaard are expected to leave the club and they will be left with Romero and Johnstone. The question is who will come in as De Gea's replacement with United in an important situation as Champions League play-off looms.

If Real opt not to sign the player this term as they look content with Keylor Navas and Kiko Casilla, then getting back De Gea to his best self will be Van Gaal's main work. If De Gea stays for another year and has a great season, United will feel happy even if he leaves for free next term.

For now this is a huge problem that the United management need to sort out and the quicker they do it, the better it will be for them.