Sometimes no matter what the evidence tells us, we United fans try and convince ourselves ‘everything will be alright.’ Just as we told ourselves Phil Jones will come good one season, or Marouane Fellaini was an astute piece of business we’ve also tried believe that David De Gea isn’t destined for Madrid anytime soon. It may be time to finally admit defeat in keeping our number one at Old Trafford though as the latest comments from Louis Van Gaal ahead of the Spurs game tell their own story.
The BBC reports how the United boss noted:
“We’ve observed [De Gea] him in training and matches and he’s not the David De Gea of last year,”
“De Gea tries and does his utmost best, but it’s a difficult situation,”
“Now we have to play our first match and I want players who can focus only on the match [against Spurs] and he is not capable to do that.
“He shall not play.”
That’s pretty damming and will be a blow to many Reds who’d been hoping the keeper would at the very least see how his contract at United, even of the chance of him signing a new one looks pretty remote.
De Gea won’t be starting today and the chances are he won’t ever be starting again in the Red- or Green- of United.