Real Madrid fans have voted against signing Manchester United shot-stopper David De Gea in an online poll conducted by the Spanish publication Marca.
The 23-year-old goalkeeper has been heavily linked with a return to the Spanish capital in recent weeks following his form the both the Red Devils and the Spanish national team.
De Gea has continued where he left off from last season with a number of impressive performances, including a string of fabulous saves – plus a penalty save - during United’s 2-1 victory over Everton.
His form deservedly won him a place in Spain’s recent Europ 2016 qualifying squad and Madrid star Iker Casillas’ howler against Slovakia prompted boss Vicente Del Bosque to opt for De Gea in Luxembourg.
The decision was heavily backed by the Spanish public via online polls and only intensified speculation of a possible return to La Liga with the Santiano Bernabeu outfit.
According to an online poll in the Spanish publication Marca, however, United fans can take comfort in the fact that the Madrid faithful don’t see United’s Player of the Year donning the white of Madrid.
From more than 7,000 participants, a majority 64.9% voted against seeing De Gea lining up alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth bale et al presumably due to the confidence displayed in current shot-stoppers Keylor Navas and Iker Casillas.
De Gea became the most expensive goalkeeper in Britain when he traded Atletico Madrid for Old Trafford for a reported £17.8 million fee in June 2011.
He has gone on to represent the club 139 times in all competitions, winning the Premier League title in his second season.