Recent performances have put the United no.1 in the spotlight and calls from former legends such as Gary Neville to tie De Gea down to a new contract have so far fallen on deaf ears.
The Spanish international’s contract currently expires in 2016 and come this time next year he will be free to speak to other clubs if the situation is still not resolved.
With Real Madrid rumoured to be lurking, United won’t want to lose one of their star men for a smaller fee than they could command next summer or worse, on a free transfer in 2016.
De Gea has been in the best form of his career this season at Old Trafford, keeping United in games against Everton, Stoke, Arsenal and Southampton before putting in a superb individual display against Liverpool last weekend.
Speaking at his Friday press conference, van Gaal confirmed there was no news to give, saying: “Otherwise we would give that news.
“But first on MUTV – it is logical,” he added.
De Gea joined United from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and despite a tricky start to his Old Trafford career De Gea has become a key part of the first team.