Following the break down of his transfer to Real Madrid, David de Gea’s good friend, Juan Mata, has claimed there will be no issues for the goalkeeper in the season ahead.

I’ve talked with him a lot. There have been hectic and stressful days but he is such a quiet, centred person, nothing changes. The last two years David has been the best player in our team. His saves have earned us a lot of points. I have no doubt this will be a very good year, too. I don’t think there’ll be a problem with the club, the coach or the fans. That’s what I perceive. The fans love him very much, he’s highly regarded by the club and the coach.