According to ESPN, Spanish giants Real Madrid are interested in signing De Gea this summer.
"That is in process,” ESPN quotes the Dutchman as saying about the transfer saga. “I cannot lead this process.
"I can only watch and observe and that is what I am doing but I am not participating in the process."
Former Sky Sports presenter Keys has taken to Twitter to respond to Van Gaal’s comments.
Don't understand van Gaal saying he 'can't lead the process' re David de Gea. He can. Agree to seek him. He's going anyway.— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) August 7, 2015
De Gea can't play cos of interest from Real Madrid and head isn't in right place what a load rubbish. I just don't get that just play!— Adam Virgo (@Adamvirgs19) August 7, 2015
De Gea is a world-class goalkeeper and one of the best players in the current United squad.
Losing the 24-year-old would be a huge blow to the Red Devils, who are aiming for the Premier League title this season.