De Gea has been at the centre of a transfer saga all summer and it looks to have taken it’s toll on his focus.
The Spaniard looked out of sorts against Paris Saint-Germain in the final game of the pre-season tour and was one of the players at fault for the French side’s opening goal.
You know that we have problems with De Gea. He shall not play, so I don’t have any concerns [about him this weekend].”
Whether or not De Gea’s absence means he will definitely leave for Madrid remains to be seen but the signs don’t look good. It will be devastating if he does go, as United have developed him from a scrawny youngster to one of the best in the world. They will need to get a replacement and quickly if he does leave.