Pepe Reina urges David de Gea to stay at Manchester United

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Bayern Munich goalkeeper Pepe Reina feels that compatriot David de Gea should be happy he's at Manchester United and shun Real Madrid.

De Gea has been linked with Real Madrid even before joining Manchester United in 2011, but with De Gea reaching his full potential and Iker Casillas entering the twilight of his career, Los Blancos are reportedly keen on making a move for one of the top goalkeepers in the world – with Guillem Balague among those to discuss the issue on Sky Sports.

However, not everyone feels that De Gea should abandon Old Trafford, as his Spanish international teammate, ex-Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina, told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT that he feels the 24-year-old should remain at the club for the foreseeable future.

He said: "He is one of the top 'keepers in Europe and this year he has been superb. Maybe Real Madrid are looking for a 'keeper and De Gea is one of the names suggested, but I think he should be happy enough to play for Man United."

De Gea has been one of Louis Van Gaal's most consistent players this season, having rescued Manchester United on countless actions, which have not only provided the club many much-needed points, but have also endeared De Gea to the fans - the same ones that questioned the former Atletico Madrid youth product in his first season in England.

De Gea is currently eighth in the Premier League with 78 stops on the season, while also coming in fifth with 10 clean sheets.

However, the stopper did not get the starting nod from Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque in Friday evening's 1-0 win over Ukraine, despite being the most in-form player in the squad.

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