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David de Gea Real Madrid target dropped for EPL opener against Tottenham

David de Gea has been dropped from the Manchester squad for the EPL game this weekend

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  play Romero is set to make his league debut against Tottenham (Mman Utd via Getty Images)

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been dropped from the team that will face Tottenham in the English Premier League 2015/16 season opener.

The goalkeeper has been a subject of interest of from Real Madrid and he is reportedly keen to make the move.

Manager Louis van Gaal however feels the 24-year-old has been badly affected by the reports about his future and has dropped him from the Saturday, August 8 lunch time fixture.

"De Gea will not play. I don’t have any concerns. He won’t start the game," Van Gaal said. 

"I think a human being is more than only a player. He cannot manage it. You have to wait and see who will play.

"I don't know the solution with De Gea, that is the process. Still you repeat the question.

"I cannot lead this process, I can only watch and observe and that is what I'm doing. I'm not participating in it.

"When it is not like that I accept it because I know when I became manager of Manchester United, every transfer period is a process. I'm fighting against the transfer period.

"I know what is the process like and what it means for clubs and managers. It is not easy for De Gea to manage his situation now.'

New signing Sergio Romero, his expected to make his League debut against  Tottenham while young goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is also under serious consideration after playing in four matches on United's pre-season tour of America.

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