David de Gea could be a Real Madrid player now, if not for a last minute mess up between the Spanish club and Manchester United, which meant the goalkeeper was destined to stay in the Premier League.

De Gea quickly signed a contract extension at United and has revealed that Louis van Gaal has made him feel totally welcome ever since.

He is a good person. You can talk with him about anything you want, and face to face he is sincere. We have a normal relationship between a coach and player. We both want what is best for the club. From the first I day I came back, after all that happened, he gave me a lot of confidence, told me I would play, to relax and keep doing what I had done before. He is a joker, makes a lot of jokes. Now and again he likes to do something so that there is a good mood. But we talk mostly about football.