Manchester United have signed Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero as a result of the uncertainty over David De Gea.
Romero, who has penned a three-year deal, played in the 2014 World Cup final and won the 2008-09 Eredivisie title under Van Gaal at AZ Alkmaar.
Van Gaal said “We have to prepare our season with the threat that David De Gea is going to Real Madrid,”
If De Gea stays, Van Gaal said Romero, 28, could compete for a first-team place.
“You need always competition,” added Van Gaal. “When I see that a player is better than the player in the line-up, he shall play the next match.”
Romero, who knocked Van Gaal’s Netherlands out of the World Cup by saving two penalties in a semi-final shootout, has 62 caps.
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