David de Gea has told Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal that he is ready to play against Liverpool this weekend.
The 24-year-old has yet to feature for the Red Devils so far this season, having been expected to leave Old Trafford to join Real Madrid.
However, the proposed switch to Real fell through on transfer deadline day and De Gea returned to action on Tuesday when he kept a clean sheet as Spain won 1-0 in a Euro 2016 qualifier in Macedonia.
Sergio Romero has been first-choice keeper for United in the opening games of the new season and the Argentina international has kept four clean sheets in six appearances.
However, De Gea now looks set to start for United against Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday, with the home side 1.95 to win the game. A Liverpool victory is available at 4.20 and the draw at 3.40.
De Gea said: “I felt good against Macedonia. The Spain coach (Vicente del Bosque) has given me confidence.
“Now we need to continue to work and let’s see if I’m also lucky in my club. My future is going to be the same as it is now. I’m calm, will continue to work and improve. In conclusion, I’m enjoying football. I’m happy.”
De Gea looked set to complete a move to Real in a £29million deal that also included Keylor Navas heading in the opposite direction.
However, failure to file the necessary paperwork before the European transfer deadline saw De Gea’s hopes of a return to his homeland collapse.