Football: David De Gea to consider Manchester United future if Louis van Gaal stays

Manchester United's David De Gea.
Manchester United's David De Gea.PHOTO: REUTERS

GUARDIAN - David De Gea is giving new thought to his future at Manchester United because of his deteriorating relationship with manager Louis Van Gaal.

The Spain goalkeeper, 25, saw his proposed move to Real Madrid collapse last summer after the paperwork was not signed off in time.

De Gea had been due to sign a contract worth £9.2m (S$18.2 million) a year which ran until 2021, with Real's Keylor Navas going to Old Trafford in return.

However, despite another excellent season that saw him voted into the PFA's team of the year, it is understood that the goalkeeper is waiting to see whether United make a managerial change in the summer before deciding to commit his future to the club.

If Van Gaal does stay on to complete the final year of the contract he signed when he succeeded David Moyes in May 2014, it is believed that De Gea will press behind scenes for a transfer.

United have been reported to have a pre-contract agreement with Jose Mourinho, who, like De Gea is represented by agent Jorge Mendes and it is believed that their prospects of retaining the goalkeeper may rest on appointing the Portuguese.

De Gea is said to be unhappy at the prospect of another season without Champions league football, although he signed a new four-year contract with United in September.

Reports in France on Monday night also suggested that Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been offered a year-long contract by United with the option of another year - a claim that was dismissed as "not factual" by his agent Mino Raiola.