Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has assured the club’s fans that goalkeeper David De Gea will not be leaving for Real Madrid this summer.
Spain’s No.1 De Gea was set to join Real Madrid on deadline day in September 2015 but the move fell through due to a fax machine error.
Real have been reported to still be interested in the 26-year-old though and there has been talk of him joining the European champions this summer.
Mourinho has, however, quashed the reports as the two sides get set to meet in the pre-season International Champions Cup in the United States of America on Sunday night.
“I can guarantee he is not leaving this season. I see him really happy and focused. One-hundred per cent he stays,” Mourinho said during his pre-match press conference on Saturday night/Sunday morning.
Mourinho also stated that he expects Luke Shaw to be back to full fitness in September, Ashley Young in October and Marcos Rojo in December or January.
The United manager revealed that De Gea and Sergio Romero will play 45 minutes each against his (Mourinho’s) former club, while Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Axel Tuanzebe, Dennis Mitchell and Matteo Darmian will all start.