Dea Gea commits to Manchester United (again)
Good new for Manchester United fans: the team’s best player, David De Gea, is staying at Old Trafford. The Sun’s “exclusive” tells readers that David de Gea wants to stay at Manchester United. As the headline states:
‘DE STAYER: David De Gea gives Man United boss Jose Mourinho huge boost by saying: “I’m staying here”’
Unequivocal stuff. Or not. The paper hears not from De Gea, rather from a “friend”, who says:
“Jose played a big, big part in this story. If the other one was still manager, David would be a Madrid player today.”
This friend wouldn’t happen to know De Gea’s agent, Jorge Mendes, would they – the agent who also represents Mourinho?
“Jose has been texting David all the time to say ‘stay and play for me’. Madrid have been pushing and pushing the boy to come, but in the end it was his decision to stay in Manchester.”
Praise for Mourinho is fine. He is, after all, the self-style Special One. But that slight on Van Gaal is odd, especially given that De Gea told Marca last week (not an exclusive) that he wanted to stay at United and Van Gaal did a decent job:
“This FA Cup is important for the club, it’s important for the fans, and it’s an important step towards winning major titles again.”
So much for “the other one”.