Manchester United fans have urged manager Louis van Gaal to not sign Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, Daily Star reports.
According to a survey conducted by the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (MUST), 99 percent of the votes preferred to keep Red Devils goalkeeper David de Gea rather than exchanging him for the former Tottenham winger.
They asked: “If you had a straight choice to either keep David de Gea or sell him as part of a player exchange deal for Gareth Bale with Real Madrid, what would you choose to do?”
And only twelve hours after the survey was posted, MUST revealed that out of over 600+ fans, 99 percent favoured De Gea over Bale.
Real Madrid have been heavily linked with a move for De Gea recently, with the European champions hoping to bring the Spain number-one to replace veteran shot-stopper Iker Casillas.
And with Bale already a long term target for Man United, news emerged that the Red Devils were considering a swap-deal involving De Gea.
However after the survey, they supporters’ trust hopes that the United hierarchy listens to the fans and opts to keep the 24-year-old goalkeeper.
“With this in mind it signals the challenge (executive vice-chairman) Ed Woodward and (owners) the Glazers have to get Manchester United’s most popular player signed up on a new contract, before Real Madrid attempt to prise him away,” a MUST spokesman said.