Manchester United have been jolted with the news that their star goalkeeper David De Gea may leave the club in the summer for Real Madrid. The Spanish media had reported that De Gea had agreed personal terms with the Los Blancos and will move out of the Manchester club by the end of this season.

It is believed that United boss Louis van Gaal has started thinking about possible replacements of the Spanish custodian.

Van Gaal said, “When we have a very good scouting commission, then we shall already know who shall be the next goalkeeper.

“We also have a list of goalkeepers who can replace him because we have to be organised always. Not only for that position but for every position.”

The Dutch manager also mentioned that they would want to retain De Gea beyond this season and believes that he will not leave the club.

He further opined: “We want him to stay and I hope he shall sign.

“You have three parties (involved) and the most important party is always the player.

“It’s dependable not of Manchester United, not of me, because we want him to sign. He has to sign, he has to want to stay here at Manchester United. I don’t know [why he hasn’t decided]. I cannot say what he’s saying to me.”

David De Gea has been in an outstanding form this season for the Red Devils. He has been instrumental in saving Manchester United in several matches this season single-handedly. It will be a huge setback for the English giants if he actually decides to move out of the country.