Thierry Henry describes his reaction to David de Gea's Manchester United stay

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Henry says he was in shock at David de Gea's transfer to Real Madrid falling through, but also offered sympathy for Keylor Navas.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has spoken of his surprise at seeing David de Gea miss out on his transfer to Real Madrid.

It had seemed as though De Gea was destined to leave Manchester United to sign with the La Liga giants, only for the paperwork to be filed too late.

United issued a statement on their official website last night insisting they did everything right, laying the blame at Real Madrid's end.

As the two clubs bicker over who was at fault, Henry also urged for sympathy for Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who was due to head the other way as part of the deal.

Henry told SkySports News HQ's deadline day coverage: "I was shocked when I heard the news.

"It is not fair on the boy, or the other goalkeeper."

Both players have just under a fortnight until club action resumes due to the international break, to get adjusted to their fates of staying.

Navas is more likely to be better adjusted to the scenario, seemingly content at Madrid and was only being shipped out as a bit-part player in the deal.

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