Louis van Gaal on injuries and “problems” with goalkeeper David De Gea

And after being dropped for the weekend’s encounter against Tottenham, it appears that Van Gaal wants a resolution in the De Gea transfer saga.


While Rio Ferdinand believes United will have no chance of winning the Premier League if they sell De Gea. I think a human being is more than just a player.

“But David de Gea is not considered ready for action”, Van Gaal told a press conference.

David de Gea, who was named to last year’s PFA Team of the Year, has made it clear he wants out of Old Trafford, but he isn’t the only one. I know what the process is like. “I can only watch and observe and that is what I am doing but I am not participating in the process”.

Midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who starts a three-match ban after he was sent off at Hull on the final day of last season, is another who will not play.

Van Gaal is expected to hand Sam Johnstone, 22, a senior debut in place of De Gea as Sergio Romero has had limited training since arriving on a free transfer from Sampdoria two weeks ago.

The champions have spluttered in preseason, failing to win any of their five games and losing 1-0 to Arsenal in the Community Shield, and could be without last season’s top scorer Diego Costa due to a hamstring injury. The United boss Louis Van Gaal is confident that the Winger is comminted and fit enough to continue plying his trade with the club.

Van Gaal will need to give his new goalkeeper time to settle.

ANGEL DI MARIA has apologised to Manchester United fans for his unsuccessful season at Old Trafford and suggested outside factors contributed to his failure to deliver in England.

“That’s why players are not having success in this competition – because of the rhythm of the game and the English culture is another culture as the Latin culture”. Meanwhile, the cause for concern with Tottenham is going to be in the goalie position.

“Yes, he’s in my plans, Dembele”, said Pochettino. “We have to build the fitness he needs”. It’s true the last season was hard for him, but (not) only was it hard for him at Tottenham – with his national team too.


“Maybe Liverpool tried to find their Harry Kane but we have Harry Kane“, he said. “So, we have to look for that player. I don’t think so”. Both travelled on the US tour, but neither played for United last season.

De Gea is not in the right frame of mind for the season opener