Speaking before Manchester Uniteda s fixture against Aston Villa, manager Louis Van Gaal confirmed that David De Gea will miss the away trip as he continues to be embroiled in the transfer saga with Real Madrid. The Dutchman also spoke about Chicharito and Adnan Januzaj, indicating that the two players have earned another opportunity to extend their stay at Old Trafford.
Having dropped De Gea for the opening fixture against Tottenham Hotspur, Louis Van Gaal has admitted that Sergio Romero will take his place in the starting eleven as Manchester United line up against Aston Villa
Louis Van Gaal admits uncertainty over David De Geaa s future
Sergio Romero is likely to retain his position in the starting line-up after Louis Van Gaal confirmed that David De Gea a still has the same problema with the transfer window still open.
a It is the same situation. He remains out of the squad. Sergio Romero stays in goal.a
a De Gea still has the same problem – therea s no difference. The transfer period is still open and he has still the same problem.a
As Real Madrid tussle with Manchester United over David De Gea, it seems that Louis Van Gaal has made up his mind to exclude the goal-keeper from first-team duties until the transfer negotiations have reached an end. However, the Spaniard has been included in the squad for Manchester Uniteda s tie against Club Brugge and it remains to be seen if Van Gaal will opt to field Sergio Romero ahead of David De Gea in the crucial Champions League play-off tie.
Adnan Januzaj is not for sale
Meanwhile, talking about Adnan Januzaj, Louis Van Gaal indicated that the youngster was not for sale after he impressed him in the practice sessions this summer.
“I have 28 players and I have to select every week, and maybe every three days.a
“Last week I chose other players. He is doing his utmost best a all the players are doing that. I don’t have any complaints.”
Having been relegated to the bench during Van Gaala s first season in charge, it was widely reported that Januzaj would be loaned to another club in a bid to develop the player. However, it seems that the Belgian international has convinced Louis Van Gaal of his potential and will continue to compete against big names in order to earn a spot in the starting eleven.
Chicharito Is Manchester Uniteda s Second Striker
Deemed as a surplus shortly after Louis Van Gaal took over the reins at Old Trafford, it seems Chicharito has been given another opportunity to impress the Dutchman at Manchester United. Having spent a season with Real Madrid on loan, the Mexican strikera s future seemed uncertain after Florentino Perez refused to exercise his option to buy the striker from United.
However, it seems that Louis Van Gaal has decided to give the Mexican international another chance after Manchester United refused to extend Robin Van Persiea s and Radamel Falcaoa s stay at the club.
a The striker is Rooney and Chicharito is the second striker, he knows that.a
Louis Van Gaal also added that Manchester United hadna t given up in their chase for a striker, indicating that Chicharito could face the door should the club sign a new striker.
a We are always looking to improve the squad. We will only buy to improve.a
“I have said more than once that we only buy when we think a player can make a contribution to our squad.”