De Gea vs Van Gaal – Who’s Telling The Truth?

De Gea

By Andy Hyslop

  • Louis Van Gaal claims De Gea refused to play against Tottenham
  • David De Gea believes he has trained to his highest standards

Manchester United manager Van Gaal claimed in his press conference ahead United’s trip to Villa Park, that De Gea had refused to play against Tottenham last weekend. While the De Gea camp believe that he has trained to his highest standards.

So who should Manchester United fans believe, in a perfect world this situation would been sorted a long time ago but for now we’re stuck with it. Unless Real Madrid pay what United want before the window closes on September 1, then De Gea will have to remain in Manchester until next summer.

Surely he won’t want to get into a dispute with his manager and risk being stuck on the side-lines for a long period. Even if De Gea doesn’t get his move to Madrid, he needs to be playing games this season. He needs regular football if he is going to be the Spanish No.1 at next summer’s European Championships. Sure Spain aren’t going to pick a goalkeeper that isn’t playing.

Van Gaal – De Gea Agreed With The Decision Not To Play Him

Van Gaal claimed in his press conference yesterday that De Gea was asked by a member of the United coaching staff if was ready to play against Tottenham, to which the Spanish goalkeeper responded by saying he didn’t want to because he was too distracted. Van Gaal then held a meeting with his assistants where it was decided that De Gea should be removed from their plans and Sergio Romero would play in his place. Van Gaal went on to say that they talked to De Gea about the situation and he agreed that he shouldn’t play.

De Gea Camp Baffled At Claims

The Daily Mail has reported that the De Gea camp are baffled by Van Gaal comments about his state of mind. Insisted that he is ready to play having trained to the highest possible standard this week. And he has a completely clear conscience over his current situation at Old Trafford.

The De Gea camp don’t refute that any meetings took place between De Gea and Van Gaal’s coaching staff, but do claim that when asked if he was ready to against Tottenham. He said he would be happy to play as long as he is selected and was disappointed not to be selected and have to watch the game from the director’s box at Old Trafford.

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