David de Gea highlights type of player Man United need to sign this summer

Manchester United’s No.1 David de Gea has identified the type of player his side need to sign this summer in order to remain competitive ahead of next season.

De Gea, 29, was forced to witness his side crash out of this season’s Europa League last night after Spanish outfit Sevilla rose to see off the Reds in a 2-1 victory leaving the Spanish keeper unable to do anything to prevent both goals.

Despite being the better team on the night, United came unstuck by two balls into the box and were unable to pull the game back level in the dying minutes.

In light of last night’s disappointing defeat De Gea told The Guardian that he feels like more experience is needed among the United side and eluded to the fact that if there were wiser heads maybe the Reds would be in next Friday’s final instead of on their way home.

“I think we improved already this season,” the goalkeeper said. “We were 14 points behind third in the Premier League [in January] and we finished third at the end.

“We played very good in many games. [Against Sevilla] we deserve to be in the final. But maybe we need a bit more experience in the team.”

De Gea’s comments come as the United hierarchy appear to be exhausting all avenues in this summer’s transfer window as they look to build upon this season’s third place Premier League finish.

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