United goalkeeper David de Gea announced in July that he would be leaving the club after 12 years of service, shortly after receiving the Golden Glove trophy for his performance in goal the previous year.
As a direct consequence of this, Erik ten Hag was compelled to make a move during the summer transfer market. As a result, the Cameroonian goalkeeper Andre Onana was acquired from Inter Milan for the price of £47 million.
However, the 27-year-old goalkeeper hasn’t had the smoothest start to life at Old Trafford, making a number of costly mistakes between the sticks. Some of these errors have left fans questioning whether they should have allowed De Gea go in the first place.
The’s**thousery’ displayed by David de Gea at a Leeds fan during Manchester United’s win
After taking to Instagram to publish a picture of himself at a padel tennis court in Manchester, the 32-year-old player has now added fuel to the rumour that he could return to United. This picture was taken shortly after the player posted another picture of himself at the same court.
If Onana were to decide to play for Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations early the following year, De Gea might serve as a valuable backup goalkeeper for the team.
The fact that De Gea has not yet committed to a new team and is still a free agent means that Ten Hag could try to re-sign the player, despite the fact that the Spaniard is maintaining his high-intensity training routine off the field.
However, there have been rumors that De Gea wants to settle down in Spain, which is his native country. He is also rumored to be contemplating retirement at this point.
Fans have put two and two together and believe that Manchester United could try to sign De Gea on a temporary transfer. It remains to be seen whether De Gea’s visit had anything to do with his previous club, but they have made the connection nonetheless.
One user took to Twitter and posed the question, “Possible short term contract till the season ends?”
“OMG YES PLEASE SIGN HIM,” one more person said after that.
A third person jumped up and said, “Odds are he’ll be back.”bre
A fourth person mentioned that “Onana should be worried,” while a fifth person stated that “De Gea as a number 2 will surely put pressure on Onana to perform.”
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