Jose Mourinho can “guarantee” David De Gea will be staying at Manchester United this summer, saying Real Madrid missed the chance to sign the goalkeeper.
De Gea has long been linked with a return to the Spanish captial but, speaking on United’s pre-season tour of the USA, Mourinho insisted there is no chance De Gea will leave this summer – and suggested Real may have burned their bridges.
“I can guarantee that he’s not going this season, that I can,” the United boss said. “And my feeling is that it will be very difficult for him to go because he’s a very honest boy, very straight.
“He was contacted for a long time, the club was closed. Then we open because I always have this feeling of when a player has a desire to go I don’t like to stop players to go because in the end you don’t get from them what you expect from them if they want to move and they don’t move.
“So we open it and then they decide to close, and I don’t think the feeling for him is very, very good.
“I see him really happy and focused and working better than ever, so for me 100 per cent he stays with us.”