Louis van Gaal insists David De Gea will not leave Manchester United before the transfer window shuts.
De Gea will once again be in the stands when United take on Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday because Van Gaal feels the Spaniard is still not able to focus properly because of Real Madrid’s interest in him.
And Van Gaal came out fighting at his pre-match press conference on Friday about where the Spaniard will end up this summer.
As quoted on the Sky Sports website, he said: “I think when Manchester United wants a player he shall come, besides when a club is not selling,” the United manager said
“It is the same with us. We are not selling De Gea.”
Van Gaal launched a passionate defence of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward despite the fact that former target Pedro signed for Chelsea this week, rather than United.
”I have the idea you want to separate Ed Woodward with me. Never. Never,” Van Gaal said.
”Because every day I am updated by him and I trust him.
”I don’t think they (the critics) have to doubt Ed Woodward because he has proven already for many, many years he is the right person on the right spot.”