Louis Van Gaal continues to stick to his PHILOSOPHY of not fielding the unsettled goal keeper David De Gea against Aston Villa on Friday. Speaking in his press conference ahead of the game, Van Gaal confirmed that De Gea will be left out of the squad against Aston Villa.
On being asked about De Gea’s situation, Van Gaal said: “No, it is the same situation. He remains out of the squad.”
One can find justification to Van Gaal’s comments as he is the best man to Judge De Gea’s state of mind in terms of his focus and commitment to Manchester United and right now he feels that, he can do without the services of 24-year-old goal keeper.
These comments mean that Sergio Romero, who started against Spurs will continue to be United’s number one goal keeper this Friday. Romero looked nervy in the beginning but as the game went on he gradually became stable between the sticks.
Van Gaal is expected to name an unchanged side from the Spurs game, which will see Memphis Depay play in behind striker Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young along with Juan Mata continue playing out-wide.
Another cause of concern from the Spurs game was Daley Blind playing as center half, and despite people’s criticism Blind will keep his place in the side and will start along side Chris Smalling at the heart of United’s defense.