Manchester United legend David de Gea posted a cryptic message amid rumours about his short-term return to the club
Manchester United legend David de Gea posted a cryptic message on his X (formerly Twitter) account as return rumours circulate. The 32-year-old ended his 12-year stint at the club during the summer and he has been a free agent.
The Spaniard failed to agree on the terms and conditions of the new contract with the Red Devils. United manager Erik ten Hag signed Andre Onana from Serie A side Inter Milan to replace De Gea.
Many clubs approached De Gea during the summer, with cash-rich Saudi Pro League clubs showing immense interest. However, the United legend rejected the prospect, citing competing with the top club over the money as his main motivator.
Onana plans to join the Cameroon national team for the Africa Cup of Nations, commencing in January. The tournament will leave United manager Erik ten Hag without his primary goalkeeper for multiple weeks during the congested fixture.
Legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson signed De Gea to replace another legend, Edwin van der Sar. The Spaniard successfully filled the big role and thrived on it despite the decline of United after Ferguson left.
The 32-year-old helped the Red Devils win the Premier League, FA Cup, Europa League and two League Cups. De Gea won plenty of individual allocates for his performances and leadership through the thick and thin period for United. He won the Premier League Golden Glove twice and earned a spot in the PFA Team of the Year five times.
United fans voted for De Gea, Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year for three consecutive seasons. The 32-year-old won the award four times in total, showing the huge admiration fans had for him.
More Manchester United News-
- Manchester United star Alejandro Garnacho caught scrapping the Copenhagen penalty spot in stoppage time
- Gabby Agbonlahor says lot of Red Devils fans ‘owe apology’ to in-form Manchester United star
- “We had a few problems here”- Rasmus Hojlund makes admission on playing with Manchester United forwards in initial weeks
De Gea broke United legend Peter Schmeichel’s record for the most clean sheets in the history of United, last season. The Spaniard has already etched his name in the Red Devils’ history as we patiently wait to verify the rumour.