Fabrizio Romano explains why Man Utd will not prioritise a goalkeeper this summmer

Manchester United are one game away from the end of another disastrous season, with Erik ten Hag set to take over from Ralf Rangnick this summer.

Rangnick’s six-month spell as interim manager has not gone as planned and Ten Hag is the latest man to lead a rebuild at United.

Earlier on Thursday, there were suggestions that Ten Hag could be pushing to reunite with Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who could be the latest player to fall victim to the Catalan club’s poor financial situation.

A midfielder is high on United’s wishlist but one area the club is not looking to strengthen is the goalkeeper department, with David de Gea impressing in potentially his penultimate season at United.

That’s according to journalist and transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, who has provided an update on the situation and explained Ralf Rangnick’s involvement in his latest CaughtOffside column.

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“Goalkeeper is not Manchester United’s priority on the transfer market this summer. Erik ten Hag knows he has to reinforce the team in many other positions: centre-back, full-back, midfielder, striker – these are all urgently needed, and the goalkeeper is not considered a huge problem,” Romano wrote.

“As of now Ralf Rangnick, recommends David de Gea to the board as an excellent goalkeeper. The club will have other priorities and then clarify the situation of the Spanish goalkeeper, who has had another outstanding season, even if it’s been one to forget at Old Trafford as a whole.”

De Gea has just one year remaining on his deal at United, plus an option to extend that a further year. Dean Henderson signed a new long-term deal in 2020 but following De Gea’s remarkable season, an exit for Henderson is looking likely.

As revealed on Stretty News, Henderson is actively looking to leave the club this summer and there are up to six Premier League clubs interested in securing his services.

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