LVG drops De Gea for Spurs

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed that David de Gea will sit out Saturday’s Premier League opener against Tottenham Hotspur.

The goalkeeper continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid, despite Rafa Benitez’s attempts to play down the speculation, and the Dutchman hinted his No 1 was not in the right state of mind for the 2015-16 curtain-raiser.

“I think about the human being more than the player and I don’t think he can handle that,” he was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

De Gea, who also came under scrutiny for his performance during United’s 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain last week, is expected to be replaced by new boy Sergio Romero.

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