David de Gea will not be frozen out of Manchester United’s goalkeeping picture, according to a United spokesperson.
The Spanish goalkeeper saw a move to Real Madrid collapse at the 11th hour when the Spanish club could not file the required paperwork in time to seal the deal for the 24 year old.
De Gea had been linked with a move back to his hometown Madrid ever since he rejected a new United deal in the middle of last season and it appeared as though he was on his way out, only for the deal to collapse at the last possible minute.
It will not be held against De Gea says a United spokesperson who told the Press Association: “Those reports are absolute rubbish, the team will always be picked solely on merit.”
The positive thing that comes from the De Gea debacle is that the player did not act out in order to force a move to Real Madrid. He did not speak to the media on the issue and never looked like a player who look discontent in the club jersey. Sometimes, silence is indeed the best way to approach things.
Take the Angel di Maria situation. He did not want to remain at the club and was willing to go missing in action in order to make it happen, something which ultimately paid off. De Gea simply wanted a move back to his hometown.
There are some who question whether De Gea will be mentally ready to return but that simply won’t be a problem, not if he is serious about being Spain’s No.1 goalkeeper at Euro 2016.