Amid De Gea’s contract extension, there is another news emitting from Old Trafford. Chezsports has confirmed that Louis van Gaal has reportedly been confronted by a delegation of senior Manchester United stars ‘over his stifling training methods’.
United have endured a stuttering start to the campaign and, according to The Times, players feel a lack of ‘creativity and flexibility’ in training is hampering their performances.
The newspaper claims that senior members of the squad felt so dismayed that they sought discussions with the Dutchman several weeks ago to air their concerns.
The players are said to have expressed their frustrations that they are not allowed to play with freedom and want to be given more licence to express themselves.
The news of a mini-revolt inside the dressing room is worrying news for United fans ahead of their clash with Liverpool on Saturday.
Van Gaal has spent £230million since his appointment at Old Trafford but his side still look some way off becoming title winners, and suffered a limp defeat to Swansea before the international break.