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De Gea non-committal over next move

Published 01/06/2015 | 10:56

Madrid-born David de Gea is under contract with Manchester United until June 2016 and is pondering his future
Madrid-born David de Gea is under contract with Manchester United until June 2016 and is pondering his future

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea admits he does not know what his future holds as he continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid.

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United manager Louis van Gaal has indicated the 24-year-old's future is in his own hands with Madrid keen to take the former Atletico stopper back to the Spanish capital.

But if the decision does lie with De Gea, his mind does not yet appear to be made up.

"We will see what happens regarding my future," De Gea said to Spanish sports newspaper AS. "Right now I'm on holiday."

De Gea has a year left on his contact at Old Trafford and is yet to sign an extension.

The Madrid-born player is currently in Spain and was named on Sunday as the "adopted son" of the Castilla La Mancha region, where he grew up.

"I'm delighted for this recognition," he said.

De Gea joined United from Atletico Madrid in a £17.8million deal in 2011 and has made 133 appearances for the Barclays Premier League side.

Real, meanwhile, have yet to announce who will be their coach for the new season despite strong suggestions - including an off-hand comment from vice-president Eduardo Fernandez de Blas - that outgoing Napoli boss Rafa Benitez will be named as Carlo Ancelotti's successor.

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