De Gea has missed Man United’s two Premier League fixtures so far this campaign as van Gaal deemed him to not be in the right frame of mind amid reports he is set to join Real Madrid.
However, the Spaniard was said to be ‘baffled’ by this. It’s a confusing situation and one that doesn’t look to be reaching a conclusion anytime soon.
Van Gaal quickly shut down reporters at his latest press conference when he was asked about De Gea.
“The question is not a good question,” he said.
“I don’t answer that anymore. I have said before what my view is.”
United have maintained all summer that De Gea will not be sold to Madrid unless Sergio Ramos comes the other way.
Now that Ramos has signed a new contract at the Bernabeu, it looks like De Gea will have to prepare himself for another year at Old Trafford before his contract expires. When the player gets back in the starting XI, however, remains to be seen.