Man United boss Van Gaal talks about Real Madrid links to David De Gea

The Dutch maestro has admitted that the Spaniard could leave Old Trafford, but confirmed he wants the goalkeeper to stay.

David De Gea’s future at Manchester United has been a point of contention in the media recently, with rubbings suggesting that Real Madrid want the goalkeeper to replace Iker Casillas.

With the Old Trafford club signing up Victor Valdes on an 18-month deal, De Gea’s contract situation has been getting a lot of attention - with the former Atletico Madrid stopper’s current deal expiring in the summer of 2016.

When quizzed on the Spaniard’s future and Madrid’s reported interest at yesterday’s press conference, Louis Van Gaal stated that he wanted to keep De Gea in Manchester.

“In football, everything is possible,” The Daily Mail quote Van Gaal as saying when asked about Madrid’s interest.

“We want to keep him.”

De Gea has been in fine form this season, saving the Old Trafford outfit’s blushes on a number of occasions with world-class saves.

The 24-year-old’s ability was questioned somewhat due to a shaky start to life in England, but over the last two years the star has been one of United’s most consistent performers.

Despite the presence of Valdes in the club’s ranks, losing De Gea would be a major blow as he is widely acknowledged as one of the Premier League’s best goalkeepers.

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