Manchester United officials have said they are not to blame for the 11th hour collapse of David De Gea’s move to Real Madrid.
In a dramatic end to what has been this transfer window’s long-running saga, De Gea’s £29m move from United to Madrid collapsed because the necessary paperwork was not submitted in time.
As part of the agreed deal Madrid’s Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas was expected to move the other way as a make weight.
Real say they did everything possible to complete the deal and blame United for sending the documents too late.
United meanwhile argue they submitted all the paperwork on time.
Whatever the case one thing is for sure De Gea, who is now on international duty, remains a Manchester United player at least until the January transfer window opens.