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Johnstone insists no problems at Man Utd after De Gea omission

Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone insists the omission of David De Gea from the squad hasn't disrupted the spirit at the training ground.

United manager Louis van Gaal decided to drop De Gea for the season opener against Tottenham amid the constant speculation that the Spanish goalkeeper wants to leave for Real Madrid.

Sergio Romero, who only arrived this summer, took the gloves and performed admirably in the eventual 1-0 win which Johnstone felt highlighted the importance of remaining united for the good of the club.

"No, it doesn't cause problems," said Johnstone.

"We just carry on. The manager has said that David [De Gea] has gone about his business in the right way. And we stick together.

"Whoever plays, the other keepers are behind him. And you have to realise that we are working with the goalkeeper who is going to play to prepare him for the game. We are friends but there is a healthy rivalry.

"They may have individual problems but they don't bring them to the training with us. You just have to concentrate on yourself. But no, they are not letting anything affect the other goalkeepers."

Vyom Chaudhary
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