This is the view of ex-Barcelona and Valencia midfielder Gaizka Mendieta, who thinks that Manchester United will knock back any advances Real Madrid makes for the 24-year-old Spanish international shot-stopper.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has also confirmed that United has offered the young Spaniard a great deal of money to remain with the north-west club and not to return home to Spain.
“Manchester United is a club, as a player, you want to play for,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “If they qualify for the Champions League, that’s important as a player.
“From what I know, David De Gea is happy to stay at Manchester United.”