Man Utd explore replacing De Gea despite Ten Hag publicly supporting goalkeeper after shouting

Man Utd explore replacing De Gea despite Ten Hag publicly supporting goalkeeper after shouting

Reports claimed that Manchester United are still considering signing a new goalkeeper in the summer, despite Erik ten Hag backing David De Gea.

The Spanish goalkeeper has had an up-and-down season at Old Trafford.

Though he boasts 15 clean sheets in the league, he has been guilty of several whoops this season with the latest coming against West Ham.

Ten Hag himself backed the 32-year-old and it seems likely that he will extend his contract at the end of the season.

“Frustrating? Yes, I saw it the same way. I think we started well, dictated the game, created chances, didn’t take them, and then made a mistake» Ten Hag said after the match.

“(De Gea) has the most clean sheets in the Premier League, we wouldn’t be in this position without him. No worries. It happens but as a team you have to deal with it, show character and resilience.

«We want him to stay and extend his contract.»

Despite the Man United manager backing the Spanish shooter, they are still linked with several alternatives.

Even if De Gea were to extend his contract with the club, Ten Hag will be keen to work with a younger alternative who can push him for the starting job.

Ben Jacobs has discussed the goalkeepers Man United are currently looking into in their latest Caught offside column.

‘Manchester United’s intention is still to keep de Gea, and the stops he made against Brighton in the FA Cup semi-final show why.

‘De Gea is expected to sign a new deal on reduced wages, with a deal not far off, but that hasn’t stopped Manchester United from looking at alternatives, especially with Dean Henderson, currently on loan at Nottingham Forest, also unwilling to return to the club. unless he’s crowned number 1,” Jacobs explains.

‘David Raya is a player to watch with Brentford resigned to losing him over the summer. Thomas Frank said he was worth at least £40m.

‘Porto’s Diogo Costa is another name that Manchester United (and Chelsea) have been looking for. Mike Maignan is not expected to leave Milan and is in good health even if he doesn’t accept new terms, but that’s another goalkeeper Erik ten Hag.

And I still wouldn’t rule out a Premier League club moving for Jordan Pickford, even if he has signed a new contract until 2027 with no relegation clause. There is still an informal agreement in the event of Everton’s fall that Pickford can leave.’

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