Man Utd ready to sell David De Gea and pick replacement ahead of summer transfer window
Man Utd: Should Henderson start over De Gea?
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Manchester United are reportedly ready to sell David De Gea when the transfer window reopens at the end of the season. The Spain international has been a huge asset ever since his arrival from Atletico Madrid back in 2011. However, a parting of the ways could be on the cards.
It took De Gea a while to adjust to life at United following his move 10 years ago.
But the Red Devils goalkeeper has established himself as a superstar in the years since, helping the club win titles such as the Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
Over the past 18 months, however, De Gea has struggled for consistency.
And, now, Fichajes.net claim United are preparing to offload the veteran at the end of the campaign.
It’s said that Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich would all be interested in securing his signature, despite his struggles for consistency.
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And it’s claimed that United are keen to land Gianluigi Donnarumma as his replacement.
The 21-year-old has risen to become one of the best shot-stoppers in world football over the years, shining for AC Milan amid a difficult period in their history.
And United are keen to swoop for the Italy international, with the publication saying they’re ‘very interested’ in bringing him to Old Trafford.
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While that’s the case, however, any move for Donnarumma would likely displease Dean Henderson.
The shot-stopper has been happy to deputise for De Gea this season but is craving more action in the coming weeks and months ahead.
And Donnarumma’s arrival would likely see him move to the Theatre of Dreams and leapfrog Henderson in the pecking order.
Meanwhile, speaking after his side’s Europa League win over Real Sociedad in midweek, Solskjaer admitted Henderson was ‘in with a shout’ of starting today’s match with Newcastle.
“Of course Dean is in with a shout,” said Solskjaer. “We’ll pick a team Saturday and Dean was very solid against Sociedad.
“He had good kicking, he should have had an assist for Marcus Rashford, which is another thing we’ve worked on.
“He was clean in his handling, clean with his short passes, produced a good performance and is maturing all the time.
“But I also have a very, very good goalkeeper in David and he saved us against West Brom, so I can’t say to you now [who will start].
“I always speak to the players first before I say who’s not playing, so they’ll know.”
Former United star Roy Keane recently took aim at De Gea after he made costly errors in a 3-3 draw with Everton.
“I’m surprised really, we weren’t thinking this over the last 12 months that United could challenge Manchester City, but I think they’ll be the best of the rest,” the United legend told Sky Sports.
“Listening to Ole and the last few performances and the goalkeeper last night… they probably don’t have the belief they can challenge Man City.
“And if you don’t have the belief you can do it, then there’s a good chance you won’t do it. But they’re capable of scoring lots of goals.
“Obviously when Ole came out with it last night that he didn’t feel they are ready to win the league. I just think if you’re playing for Man United and you’re up near the top you’ve got to believe you can win the league title.
“Or what’s the point of being at Man United? You might as well go to a mid-table team, you’re at Man United to win titles, it’s as simple as that. I don’t tolerate this idea.”
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