Why is David de Gea on the front page of a Spanish newspaper?

David De Gea Spain

Time for Manchester United fans to be worried?

For the first time in two seasons, Manchester United fans have reached October without a dilemma in goal - this time around, David de Gea is by far and away the established number one.

So the last thing they need in an unsettled adjustment period to new manager David Moyes is talk surrounding a possible exit for the Spaniard.

And here we are.

The front page of Friday's edition of Mundo Deportivo places David de Gea on it's cover.

LIVE Premier League match alerts to your phone - goals, red cards, half and full time scores

The report is not good news for Manchester United fans.

As you can see above, it claims David de Gea is open to a future Barcelona switch. So what should United fans make of it?

Well firstly the timing has to be considered. International week, when news stories are slow, and transfer mischief tends to accelerate. Don't believe us, just check out Barcelona being linked with Celtic's Giorgos Samaras in midweek, also by Mundo Deportivo.

De Gea has repeatedly stated his happiness in Manchester, and in August confirmed he is also enjoying working alongside new goalkeeping coach Chris Woods after David Moyes moved Eric Steele on.

Barcelona are searching for a new goalkeeper with Victor Valdes moving on next summer, and would dearly love to sign a young David de Gea or Thibaut Courtois instead.

But with just earlier today, Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Busquets discussing their keeness for Pepe Reina to sign, expect the Liverpool stopper to sign when his contract runs out next summer.

In short it is probably not much for United fans to get overly concerned at, but it's out there.

With Vidic and Ferdinand facing potential exits next summer when their contracts expire, the last thing United need is a battle to hang onto their star goalkeeper.

Is it just transfer tittle-tattle, or do you believe De Gea would be keen on a move? 

image: © 3oheme

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch