Manchester United have rising distrust over their star's No.1 role
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Manchester United have rising distrust over their star’s No.1 role

Manchester United have rising distrust over their star’s No.1 role

At Manchester United, there is a rising body of opinion that David de Gea’s status as the club’s No. 1 goalkeeper beyond this season is in jeopardy.

Despite the fact that manager Erik ten Hag publicly supported De Gea following his mistake in the 1-0 loss at West Ham, sources claim that some have misgivings about extending De Gea’s contract.

De Gea, who is 32 years old and currently in his 12th season with United, has not yet signed a new contract with the club even though he is entering the final month of his current tenure.

It has been widely believed that re-signing De Gea to a new contract would ensure his place as the team’s starting goalkeeper; nevertheless, it has come to light that certain key figures at United want to move on from the Spanish goalkeeper.

In light of the ambiguity surrounding David de Gea’s role and the situations of backup goalkeepers Dean Henderson and Tom Heaton, Manchester United are willing to explore the possibility of signing another goalkeeper during the summer.

After undergoing surgery to address an issue with his thigh, Henderson, 26, might be sidelined until early August. Heaton’s contract will also expire in the summer, but Manchester United has the option to extend it for one more year.

Although De Gea has the most clean sheets in the Premier League, he has made four mistakes that have directly contributed to goals this season, and opponents have focused on exploiting his distribution.

Despite this, De Gea is now in first place in the clean sheet standings.

Ten Hag echoed his earlier statement when he said, “He has the most clean sheets in the Premier League.” “Therefore, if it were not for him, we would not be in this position.

This is something that happens, but as a team you have to be able to cope with it, you have to show character, be resilient, and bounce back from it, and I have faith that this squad will be able to accomplish that.

Ten Hag did not provide a clear response when asked if De Gea will be his No. 1 for the long term. Instead, he stated, “We want him to stay, and we want him to extend his contract.”

Manchester United have rising distrust over their star’s No.1 role