De Gea Pulled By Manchester United Against Spurs After Transfer Rumor has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Van Gaal says on Friday “it is not easy for De Gea to manage his situation now,” and “he shall not play.”

De Gea’s absence means , a preseason signing on a free transfer, could make his debut.

United may also be without defender Marcos Rojo and midfielder Bastain Schweinsteiger, another preseason signing from Bayern Munich.

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Van Gaal says, “Rojo came (back) one week ago, Schweinsteiger came at the last moment, I don’t think that he is fit enough.”

Meanwhile, midfielder Ashley Young has signed a three-year contract extension.