It was an ominous sign yesterday during the second-half of United’s home game with Arsenal that the 24-year-old left the game injured with 16-minutes still on the clock looking around Old Trafford as though it would be the last time he would see his adoring fans.
Today Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal has dropped his biggest hint yet that the lure of being able to return home to Spain may just be too great for the Spanish international to say no to, but was quick to add that Manchester United would not be letting him leave on the cheap.
“With every individual transfer it is a process, and it is a process for David De Gea,” said Van Gaal.
“He shall not leave us so easily, because we have a great club. But, of course, he is Spanish, his girlfriend is Spanish, he can go to another great club and that is for him to decide.
“He has to decide, because we have given a fantastic contract because we want him to stay.