De Gea discredits ‘lies” about his relationship with Van Gaal

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Supposedly an extremely frosty relationship exists between Manager Louis van Gaal and goalkeeper David de Gea. This is definitely news to us. We’re quite shocked to hear that actually.

UPDATE: De Gea says these stories are not true actually and discredits them as “lies”

“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.”

 “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% and concentrating to the maximum. That’s the way I want to continue.”

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Well then, I’ll guess we’ll just have to strikethrough the rest of this story then:

If this report is true, then it would certainly explain why Van Gaal has been so lukewarm in describing De Gea’s talents and abilities when questioned in the media this season. Van Gaal doesn’t extensively or enthusiastically praise De Gea very much in public. We thought it was because he’s just doing his job.

He doesn’t want to drive up the price of De Gea in his contract extension. Maybe something else is at work here with LVG?

-(Daily Mirror) David de Gea’s relationship with Louis van Gaal has deteriorated so much that the pair haven’t spoken in months, according to reports in Spain.

Madrid-based sports daily AS today claims that the Dutchman’s personality is to blame for talk of the young goalkeeper leaving Old Trafford, as well as the obvious issue of Iker Casillas’ age.

“What is pushing De Gea away from Manchester and nearer to Madrid is his bad relationship with Van Gaal,” claims the report.

“They have not spoken to each other for a few months.”

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