Manchester — Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says
he will not play goalkeeper David De Gea in the opening English Premier League
game against Tottenham on Saturday.
De Gea has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid.
Van Gaal says on Friday "it is not easy for De Gea to
manage his situation now," and "he shall not play."
Also read: Van Gaal worried by De Gea after United loss
De Gea's absence means Sergio Romero, a preseason signing on
a free transfer, could make his debut.
United may also be without defender Marcos Rojo and
midfielder Bastain Schweinsteiger, another preseason signing from Bayern
Van Gaal says, "Rojo came (back) one week ago,
Schweinsteiger came at the last moment, I don't think that he is fit
Meanwhile, midfielder Ashley Young has signed a three-year
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