Manchester United's goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek also spent three years working at Barcelona with Louis Van Gaal. Now part of the technical staff at the English club, he did not wish to give anything away in terms of the future of Blaugrana player Pedro Rodriguez, a man who appears to be every day closer to Manchester. In any case, his answer was also very unmistakeable regarding the Red Devils' interest.
"Pedro? We will see, a lot of things can happen in the world of football, but everything is very difficult."
He was also much more explicit when asked about Van Gaal's motives for not including Victor Valdes this season. "I don't want to talk about negative things. Valdes is a great goalkeeper and I am sure he will find a great team this season."
With respect to De Gea, who is linked with Real Madrid, Hoek stated "he is working with us," and "we rely on him."