Man United looking to hire a specialist to search this superstar’s replacement at Old Trafford

David de Gea successor eyed as Manchester United looking to hire recruitment analyst to search for goalkeeper

Manchester United are looking to hire a recruitment analyst to search for a goalkeeper as the club eye a successor to David de Gea, according to ESPN (h/t Express).

A new shot-stopper is on the agenda for the Red Devils. The Spaniard is currently the number one in between the sticks for the Old Trafford side. However, the 31-year-old’s future in Manchester is uncertain.

De Gea’s current contract expires at the end of the season. And while United do have the option to extend it by an additional year, it remains to be seen whether the Red Devils trigger that option.

Manchester United are looking for a recruitment analyst to find a replacement for goalkeeper David de Gea.
Manchester United are looking for a recruitment analyst to find a replacement for goalkeeper David de Gea. (Photo by IAN HODGSON/AFP via Getty Images)

The 31-year-old signed for the Old Trafford side in 2011 from Atletico Madrid. And the goalkeeper was part of the team that last won the Premier League under Sir Alex Ferguson.

However, since then, United have failed to live up to expectations. However, De Gea has been one of our best players in the club’s underwhelming period. The 31-year-old had a few issues after the 2018 World Cup. But he seems to have gotten over them.

Dean Henderson’s arrival in 2020 saw the Spaniard’s game time dwindle. The England international shared minutes with the 31-year-old in the 2020/21 campaign.

Fans thought Henderson was the heir apparent to De Gea. However, the Spaniard managed to get back his number spot at the Old Trafford side. And he has continued to be the preferred choice under Erik ten Hag.

However, with the game constantly evolving, goalkeepers are now expected to be good with the ball at their feet. However, that is one area supporters feel the Spaniard lacks in quality.

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With the Dutch manager seemingly wanting the team to play from out the back, the 31-year-old has found himself in hot water with his decision-making this season. Thus it remains to be seen whether De Gea will stay in Manchester beyond this campaign.