De Gea not ready to play
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea told club staff he was “not eager to play” before being left out of the opening game of the season.
Manager Louis van Gaal will not pick the Spain international, until the transfer window closes amid speculation linking him with Real Madrid.
United’s two-time player of the season told goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek that he was “not 100% focused”.
De Gea has again been left out of the United squad for today’s Premier League game at Aston Villa.
Van Gaal said he and his staff had watched De Gea in training and the former Atletico Madrid player was “not the same as before”.