De Gea was all set to move to the Bernabeu late on Monday night but late paperwork meant the deal fell through.
United are said to be relaxed about De Gea’s return but van Gaal may not want to throw him in at the deep end against Liverpool after the international break. We asked our Twitter followers if they would play him at Old Trafford:
@PeoplesPerson_ Of course. A distracted De Gea is still a thousand times better than a full focussed Romero
— Udyat Gutgutia (@UdyatGutgutia) September 3, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Absolutely, best keeper, three points a must, get him back in the saddle, a win would be epic on all levels.
— Tricia (@Tr16ia) September 3, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ 100% yes he's world class the players & fans will get a lift & the fans will get right behind him he knows he's loved here
— MUFC (@zubq) September 3, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Yes, Romero cost us the game at Swansea and doesn't deserve to play. United can't risk an embarrassing defeat to Liverpool.
— Michael Roche (@mickroche22) September 3, 2015
— Elliot Saunders (@saunders_MUFC) September 3, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Too hard for us to call, we don’t know where his head is at, have to trust the coaches and the manager on that one.
— Elias Thorsson (@Eliasthorsson) September 3, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ I would because he's the best keeper we have. However I imagine that his spell in the stand has impacted on his match rhythm
— GirlOnUtd (@GirlOnUtd) September 3, 2015
— Paul (@UtdRantcast) September 3, 2015
Sergio Romero has been playing in De Gea’s absence but the Argentine has looked far from convincing in-between the sticks.
Although the transfer debacle is still fresh in the mind, van Gaal may as well use De Gea sooner rather than later. He is arguably the best keeper in the world and he will significantly improve the chances of getting a victory against Liverpool. The hope is that he is professional enough to focus on the game.