De Gea coy on Man Utd future

Date published: Monday 1st June 2015 10:34

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United manager Louis van Gaal has indicated the 24-year-old’s future is in his own hands, with Real Madrid reportedly keen to take the former Atletico stopper back to the Spanish capital.

But if the decision does lie with De Gea, he still appears to be uncertain on his next career move with one more season left on his contract at Old Trafford.

“We will see what happens regarding my future,” De Gea told Spanish sports newspaper AS.

“Right now, I’m on holiday.”

Speculation over De Gea has grown in recent weeks with his delay in signing an extension to his United contract.

The Madrid-born player is currently in Spain and was named on Sunday as the “adopted son” of the Castilla La Mancha region, where he grew up.

“I’m delighted for this recognition,” he said.

Van Gaal stated a week ago that he believed United’s player of the season would not be heading back to Spain.

De Gea joined United from Atletico Madrid in a £17.8m deal in 2011 and has made 133 appearances for the Premier League side.

Real, meanwhile, have yet to announce who will be their coach for the new season despite strong suggestions – including an off-hand comment from vice-president Eduardo Fernandez de Blas – that outgoing Napoli boss Rafa Benitez will be named as Carlo Ancelotti’s successor.

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