English Premiership

United hold De Gea talks

2015-09-11 08:53
David De Gea (Getty Images)

London - Manchester United have opened contract talks with David de Gea less than two weeks after the Spain goalkeeper was on the verge of joining Real Madrid, according to reports on Thursday.

De Gea was on course to get his wish of a move to Real on transfer deadline day until an administrative error caused the deal to collapse at the last minute.

The 24-year-old hasn't played for the Premier League club this season after being dropped by United manager Louis van Gaal, who claimed de Gea had told him he wasn't in the right frame of mind to play while the transfer saga dragged on.

When the Madrid switch fell through it was feared De Gea's relationship with van Gaal might prove broken beyond repair.

But the BBC and a number of English national newspapers said on Thursday that the Spain international, voted United's player of the year for the last two seasons, is willing to talk about a new deal.

Pictures carried by the Daily Mail showed De Gea's agent, Jorge Mendes, in Manchester on Thursday, giving rise to talk of negotiations and increasing speculation that De Gea will return to the United line-up for Saturday's clash against arch rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford.

There was no comment from the club on De Gea's future on Thursday, but van Gaal will be quizzed on the situation when he gives his first press conference since deadline day on Friday.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 16 December 2017
Leicester City v Crystal Palace, King Power Stadium 14:30
Stoke City v West Ham United, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Arsenal v Newcastle United, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Chelsea v Southampton, Stamford Bridge 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Burnley, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Watford v Huddersfield Town, Vicarage Road Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 17 December 2017
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United, The Hawthorns 16:15
AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool, Vitality Stadium 18:30
Monday, 18 December 2017
Everton v Swansea City, Goodison Park 22:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.