Louis van Gaal’s stance on Sergio Romero to start ahead of David De Gea will remain change this weekend when the Red Devils take on Newcastle.
The Dutchman still prefers the Argentine goalkeeper at the goalpost to the Real Madrid prospect, he has refused to consider De Gea for selection amid speculation over a move to Real Madrid and summer signing Romero has played in the wins over Tottenham, Aston Villa and Club Brugge.
Van Gaal has continually stated United’s Player of the Year could be welcomed back into the fold if a move to Real does not materialise, and his position remains the same.
When quizzed about De Gea’s situation ahead of Saturday’s lunchtime visit of Newcastle, he told reporters: “I have said three weeks ago we shall evaluate after the first of September [when the transfer window closes] but you don’t want to listen!”
Phil Jones is still unavailable for United because of mild thrombosis and Marcos Rojo is unlikely to feature as he still lacks match fitness.
Meanwhile, Van Gaal could hand a full debut to former Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger after three substitute appearances.
“It is only a matter of time before he starts and maybe it will happen tomorrow,” Van Gaal said.