Man United unlikely to renew De Gea’s contract
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MAIN STORY: Man Utd in search of a new No. 1
It is unlikely that Manchester United will activate David De Gea‘s contract extension in the summer and will instead look for a new goalkeeper when the 2022-23 season ends, according to Sky Sports Germany’s Florian Plettenburg.
He reports that while the 32-year-old Spain international is keen to stay at Old Trafford for another 12 months, United boss Erik ten Haag is open to the idea of a new No. 1.
De Gea is one of the best shot-savers in the business, as he has proven many times this season, but Ten Haag is reportedly on the hunt for a goalkeeper who is more comfortable with the ball at his feet.
That could leave De Gea available on a free transfer when the current campaign ends in May 2023.
United signed De Gea for £19m in 2011 and he has become one of the most reliable players in a team that has struggled since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
However, if the Spaniard were to go ahead, United would free up a significant amount of their wage bill.
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