Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has insisted that rumours of a breakdown in the relationship between himself and manager Louis van Gaal are completely untrue, the Daily
The Spaniard has been widely acknowledged as the club’s most consistent performer this season, making a number of crucial saves to help them to fourth place in the Premier League, despite a number of unconvincing displays from the team itself. He is now in his fourth season at Old Trafford, having joined from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011.
Recent reports in the Spanish media have claimed that De Gea and van Gaal ‘had not spoken for months’, but the 24-year-old has moved to rubbish the speculation in an interview with MUTV. ‘Everything that has been written in the press about us not getting on is a lie,’ he said. ‘We both want the best for the club and the team, and the stories are complete lies.’
The rumours have coincided with significant reports of interest in De Gea from Real Madrid, who have been heavily linked with De Gea in recent months. However, the player has reiterated his commitment to Man Utd, adding: ‘I think this is the best period of my career. I am playing the best football that I’ve ever played.
‘I’m really enjoying it at the moment and I’m just trying to improve with every training session and every game that goes by, giving 100 per cent and concentrating to the maximum. That’s the way I want to continue.’
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