Indeed, the Spaniard will remain at Manchester United after Real Madrid's attempt to bring the goalkeeper to the Bernabeu fell through on Monday night before the Spanish transfer deadline.
And Sky Sports pundit Carragher is delighted. Not because it helps United - but because he feels they will lose out as a result.
Real Madrid have announced that it was Manchester United's fault De Gea didn't complete his move (they would say that, wouldn't they?) and Carragher believes the Old Trafford outfit will suffer as a result.
Firstly, the ex-defender says the Spaniard's head won't be right, while he also made the bold prediction he will leave United for free next summer. Potential good news, though, is that they won't be panic buying with the money earned from any potential De Gea deal just yet.
I'm happy DDG is staying his head won't be right, he'll go for free next summer & Man Utd haven't got 20 mil to panic with today.— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) September 1, 2015
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