Louis van Gaal has added a new twist to the David de Gea and Real Madrid transfer saga as he revealed in a pre-match press conference that the Spaniard will miss Manchester United's season opener against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.
He said: "I think about the human being more than the player and I don't think he can handle that."
Most fans took that as a sign the former Atletico Madrid star is scheming behind the scenes in a plot to move to the Bernabeu. One even likened the situation to City new-boy Raheem Sterling.
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