🤔 Should Manchester United extend David De Gea's contract or should they let him leave and buy a new goalkeeper?

De Gea is United’s longest-serving player and holds the record for keeping more clean sheets than any other Red Devils’ goalkeeper. But his nightmarish display in the quarter-final second leg, in which he deserved blame in all three goals, was a devastating confirmation of what many have been thinking but have been afraid to say because of everything he has done for United over the last decade. He is simply not equipped for the demands of modern football. He does not have the ball skills a top goalkeeper needs in 2023.

Should Manchester United be looking to replace De gea next season? Join the discussion and share your views.

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No Premier League player has made more errors leading to a goal across all competitions than David De Gea since the start of last season (5). :grimacing:

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My take on this….

Let’s make no mistake, David DeGea has been a great servant over the years and on his day is still one of the best shot stoppers in the game but that alone not enough to warrant Man Utd rewarding him with new contract to the detriment of a fresh young keeper that suits Erik Ten Hag’s style.

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:confounded: Man Utd have committed 5 errors leading to a goal in all competitions this season

:melting_face: David De Gea has been responsible for 3 of them

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David de Gea has kept more Premier League clean sheets than any other goalkeeper this season (14) :muscle:

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While there is no outstanding candidate to replace De Gea, he needs replacing. He is top of the Premier League clean sheets table but United have sieved 37 goals in 30 games - more than the 2015-16 season when De Gea came second to Petr Cech for the Golden Glove and nine more than the 2017-18 campaign he received the accolade.

David de Gea is not the biggest problem at Manchester United but he is a growing problem. His kicking was at its weakest against Spanish opposition. His shortcomings - distribution, timidity at set-pieces and sweeping - were all exposed by Sevilla.

De Gea’s attempt at playing sweeper 'keeper allowed Youssef En-Nesyri to sweep in Sevilla’s third goal. For a 'keeper often accused of being rooted to his line, De Gea has stood still.

If United are to maximise Ten Hag’s coaching potential, it has to be with a new starting 'keeper.

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Erik ten Hag backed David de Gea following his performance against Sevilla :speaking_head:

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My view on this

David Dea gea should not be replaced conditionally, sorry to say this when ever Varane and Martinez are in for the defense, David Dea gea always have a strong confidence compare if Harry Maguire, because he new Harry Maguire is a fucked up player, he always play with fear when playing with harry Maguire, with varane and Martinez Dea gea is quite exceptional when he won matches with them with clean shit, or Manchester united should deal with HARRY MAGUIRE.

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Manchester United’s poor form continued as a defeat at West Ham, courtesy of another David de Gea error, saw scrutiny return to the future of the Spanish goalkeeper.

BT Sport pundits Rio Ferdinand and Peter Crouch have suggested Manchester United allow David de Gea to leave the club at the end of his contract this summer.

That has been refuted by boss Ten Hag, who insists he wants De Gea to stay and pen a new deal at Old Trafford. The first offer was not accepted by the Spaniard.

David de Gea has ‘been offered to Real Betis and Sevilla along with other top La Liga clubs by his intermediaries’ as Manchester United’s No 1 moves closer to Old Trafford exit.

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:rotating_light: Manchester United will NOT give David de Gea any assurances about being their number one goalkeeper next season.

(Source: @Telefootball)

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Man United remain committed to keeping David de Gea but he has been given no assurances he will continue as their No.1, sources told ESPN’s Rob Dawson :eyes:

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has previously spoken about one of the hardest decisions he had to make in his career, and it could end up being useful advice for Erik ten Hag at Manchester United.

The Spanish tactician made the big decision to axe Joe Hart as his goalkeeper as soon as he took over as Man City manager, and he admits it wasn’t easy for him to part ways with someone who’d been such a strong performer for the club for so long.

It surely now looks like Ten Hag needs to make a similar call with David de Gea, whose form has really nosedived in recent times.

The Red Devils surely cannot progress unless Ten Hag is brave enough to make big calls like this and address the weaknesses in his squad.

In fairness to Ten Hag, he was ruthless with his handling of the Cristiano Ronaldo situation earlier this season, so that can perhaps reassure United fans that, when the time comes, he’ll be able to replace De Gea as the club’s number one.

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