Manchester United consider three options for back-up goalkeeper role

Manchester United are busy working on deals to shake up the goalkeeper department after David de Gea’s departure.

We already know that Erik ten Hag wants Inter Milan’s Andre Onana as his new No.1. A deal to bring the former Ajax keeper to Old Trafford is proceeding nicely, according to reports.

Furthermore, with major uncertainty over Dean Henderson’s future, it’s no wonder that Ten Hag is looking for more options in the market.

It is believed that United are trying to sign Japanese keeper Zion Suzuki as one of three options to come in as the back-up next season.

Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims United are working on a deal to sign the Japan U21 keeper, but have not yet opened talks with Urawa Reds as they are focusing on completing Onana’s transfer first.

It remains to be seen who the other two keepers are.

Tom Heaton started between the posts when United played their first pre-season game of the summer against Leeds. The game finished 2-0 in United favour and Ten Hag replaced Heaton at half-time for Matej Kovar. Both keepers impressed and played sweeper roles, although they weren’t put under too much pressure as United dominated the game throughout.

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