first_imgManchester United have insisted wantaway goalkeeper David De Gea will not be frozen out of first-team affairs despite his failed attempts to leave the club.De Gea made it clear he wanted to leave Old Trafford for hometown club Real Madrid this summer, only for the deal to fall through late on transfer deadline day.Reports recently emerging from Spain suggested the player is concerned about his chances of playing under Louis van Gaal this season, while claiming the club will not consider him for selection unless he signs a new contract.The glovesman was sidelined by manager Van Gaal during August while the uncertainty over his future continued, but the club say De Gea will now be treated just like any other member of the squad.A United spokesman told Press Association Sport: “Those reports are absolute rubbish, the team will always be picked solely on merit.”The rumours claimed that De Gea may not get a fair crack of the whip for United, something that would be a big problem for him at international level for Spain with the Euro 2016 finals next summer.United are convinced, however, that De Gea will maintain his professionalism and compete for a first-team place against Argentina keeper Sergio Romero.Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque, meanwhile, has called for De Gea to “be professional and move on from this episode”, warning that he needs to be playing regularly at club level to remain in the international picture.“I hope that he starts playing again and is happy,” he said.”If he doesn’t play, it will be very difficult for him to come to the Euros.”United have now included his name in their Champions League squad, which means if he plays in the group stage he would be cup-tied should Madrid or any other club try to sign him in January – though it looks much more likely he will move on next summer when his United contract is set to expire. Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea 1last_img

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