Former Golden Glove Winner Pictured in Manchester Amid Goalkeeper Woes at Old Trafford
Former Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been spotted in Manchester, triggering speculation that a return to his old stomping ground may be on the cards. The 32-year-old goalkeeper officially ended his 12-year tenure at United in July, announcing his departure after clinching the Golden Glove award last season.
De Gea’s departure led to the recruitment of Cameroonian goalkeeper Andre Onana from Inter Milan for a hefty £47 million during the summer transfer window. However, Onana’s initial performances at Old Trafford have been less than stellar, marked by several costly mistakes that have left fans questioning the decision to part ways with De Gea.
The Spanish shot-stopper intensified rumors of a potential return by sharing an Instagram post featuring himself at a padel tennis court in Manchester. The timing is noteworthy, considering that Onana might represent Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations early next year, leaving United in need of reliable cover.
As De Gea remains a free agent, speculations are rife that United manager Erik ten Hag could consider re-signing the experienced goalkeeper. Despite reports suggesting De Gea’s preference for a return to Spain or even contemplating retirement, the recent visit to Manchester has fueled optimism among fans who believe a short-term contract might be in the works.
Social media has been buzzing with excitement and anticipation, with fans expressing their desire for De Gea’s return. Twitter users have speculated on the possibility of a short-term deal until the end of the season, suggesting that the veteran goalkeeper’s experience could apply pressure on Onana to elevate his performances.
While it remains unclear if De Gea’s visit has any connection to negotiations with his former club, the enthusiastic response from fans indicates a shared hope for the return of the esteemed goalkeeper to Old Trafford. As the speculation continues, followers eagerly await any official announcements from Manchester United regarding a potential reunion with David de Gea.
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