There are growing doubts at Manchester United over David de Gea.
On Sunday night, a howler from David de Gea cost the Reds as West Ham won 1-0 and caused further panic for our attempts to finish in the top four.
Although Erik ten Hag decided to publicly back his goalkeeper after the match, the Manchester Evening News claims some figures at the club have reservations over extending De Gea’s contract.
The 32-year-old will soon complete his 12th season at the club, but his contract expires in the summer and nothing has been agreed yet.
Ten Hag’s comments last night suggested that he wants De Gea to stay, but it sounds like – behind-the-scenes at least – belief is growing that the team needs to move on from the Spaniard being first choice.
“He has the most clean sheets in the Premier League,” Ten Hag said. “So we would not be in this position without him.
“So he has fully my belief, no concerns, that happens but as a team you have to deal with it, you have to show character, be resilient and bounce back and this team will do.”
The manager added: “We want him [De Gea] to stay and we want him to extend his contract.”
The MEN add that United are open to recruiting a goalkeeper in the summer amid uncertainty over De Gea’s role.
On another note, Dean Henderson and Tom Heaton are out of the loop about what the future holds for them, so there could be a lot of movement in the goalkeeper department this summer.
Henderson has been ruled out with injury until August, while Heaton is also out of contract at the end of the season. The latter could be given an additional year if United wish to activate that clause in his deal.
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