David de Gea's Manchester United career looks increasingly bleak.
He was sat in the stands as United beat Tottenham at Old Trafford last week, and is not thought to have travelled with the squad for tonight's Premier League visit to Aston Villa.
As reported by The BBC, De Gea remains a transfer target for La Liga side Real Madrid, and is unsettled by their interest.
He played just one game in pre-season, which resulted in a loss to French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
United got on well without him last week, winning 1-0 over Tottenham in the league opener, but the Spanish international was a key performer last season.
He contributed to a number of narrow victories with outstanding performances in goal, and if United cave and sell him then they will be expected to sign another goalkeeper despite already adding Sergio Romero.
He has only one year remaining on his contract however, putting the club on notice that he can leave on a free transfer next summer.
Here is a look at how United fans reacted on Twitter to reports he does not want to play for the club...
At times you need to sacrifice your Queen to win the Game. Classic Chess move deployed by LVG on De Gea #mufc— ßra Påpå Yåw (@PY_baako_p3) August 14, 2015
guys, do you really believe DeGea claimed he don’t want to play for #mufc? REALLY!? You’re not considering it’s the media talking?"— Pablo (@Kiraton_) August 14, 2015
Rooney became our captain after the manager revealed he didn't want to play because he wanted a transfer. Here's to captain De Gea! #mufc— Republik of Mancunia (@R_o_M) August 14, 2015