Bryan Robson urges David De Gea to stay at Manchester United

Former star wants keeper to stay one more season

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Bryan Robson has urged David De Gea to take a leaf out of Cristiano Ronaldo's book and stay at Manchester United for one more campaign.

Ronaldo did the same thing despite wanting to leave for Real Madrid in 2008, Alex Ferguson persuading him to stay one more season before leaving.

Robson, perhaps optimistically, thinks De Gea should do a similar thing and reclaim his no. 1 shirt at United.

“You have to be a professional about it,” said Robson. “He’s under contract at the moment but it’s like the Ronaldo situation. The club weren’t prepared to release him for another year and he had to get his head round it.

“Ronaldo went about it in a professional way, had a great season for us then got what he said was a dream move. If that’s the case and that’s what David has to do, then that’s what David has to do.

“He’s a world-class goalkeeper and I can’t see him having any problems fitting into the team again and performing like he can perform.

“He’s a professional and he will have to get on with the job whichever way it goes.”

United reportedly still insist they will only sell De Gea this transfer window if Real offer a £35m fee, or agree to a Sergio Ramos swap deal.

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