Paul Scholes has implored David de Gea to consider how different his relationship would be with the fans at Real Madrid in comparison to Manchester United.
The Spanish goalkeeper was given a standing ovation by Old Trafford as he walked off down the tunnel against Arsenal with an injury in what was potential his last home game for the club.
Ever since his arrival, United fans have stood by De Gea through the tough times as well and writing in his latest column for the Evening Standard, Scholes warned the 24-year-old of the sour relationship he could have with Madrid’s fans.
He said: “It looks to me that Iker Casillas is not yet ready to step down as the No 1 at Madrid, and you could hardly imagine a more successful, well-established goalkeeper than the man who has won everything for club and country.
“At United, David is the undisputed No 1. He is loved by the supporters and valued by his team-mates. It might not be quite so smooth at Madrid.”
Scholes is spot on and that’s probably why De Gea is so torn over the decision. He wants to stay for United’s fans but Madrid is calling and his heart wants to answer.
United fans have half conceded to the reality that De Gea will be playing for Madrid next season but if he was to stay then his relationship with the fans would have played a huge role in that decision.