De Gea left out for United's opener as speculation over Madrid move increases

“It is not easy for David De Gea to manage his situation now.”

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.
Image: Barrington Coombs

HAS A TRANSFER to Real Madrid for David de Gea just moved a step closer?

With Manchester United due to start their 2015/16 Premier League campaign tomorrow afternoon at home to Tottenham Hotspur, manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed this morning that De Gea won’t play a part.

De Gea has been linked with a switch to the La Liga giants all summer and Van Gaal told reporters at his pre-match press conference that the Spanish goalkeeper won’t play for United while his future remains unresolved.

“It is not easy for David De Gea to manage his situation now,” Van Gaal said. “You know that we have problems with De Gea. He shall not play, so I don’t have any concerns [about him this weekend].

“The Dutch journalists can confirm that I think a human being is more than only a player and he cannot manage that.”

Van Gaal’s decision could pave the way for new arrival Sergio Romero, an Argentine international, to make his debut for the visit of Spurs to Old Trafford.

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The United boss also confirmed that neither Marcos Rojo nor Bastian Schweinsteiger will play tomorrow as both players are lacking match fitness.

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