"Sources said that De Gea would still like to move to Real Madrid at some stage during his career, but United are adamant they have no interest in selling", Rob Dawson wrote in his report for ESPN FC. The night before the L.A. Galaxy exhibition, United Manager Jose Mourinho discussed how and why the Morata negotiations fell apart, before United then went and signed Everton's Romelu Lukaka instead. He joined United for £29m back in 2014 and has since made over 122 appearances, winning the FA Cup, Europa League, League Cup and Community Shield in that time.
The shot-stopper has once again been reported to be a target for Zinedine Zidane's club this summer but teammate Herrera does not want to lose De Gea to the La Liga club.
'I prefer to have him with me, so I will do everything possible to have him here'.
"Maybe I am a bit boring on this, but I always say the same", Herrera is quoted as saying by Cadena Ser.
"It looks hard for Alvaro Morata to wear a United shirt with the arrival of Romelu", Mata said. "It's a shame he's not with us but he's a top striker and will do well wherever he plays". I wish him the best, at Madrid or anywhere else. So it is hard.
However, this lucrative deal looks like it is going to keep him at Old Trafford until 2021, which would mark an eight-year stay with club.
Real Madrid are United's rival on two occasions this summer; one in a friendly for the International Champions Cup and, especially, in the European Super Cup on August 8.