MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly refused to guarantee David de Gea the No. 1 shirt next season.
That’s after the keeper made another high-profile mistake while inking a new deal.
De Gea, 32, will extend his 12-year stint at Old Trafford for another season thereafter Lost at West Ham on Sunday.
The Spaniard is already ready to take a huge pay cut from his current salary of £350,000 a week.
The glove man was in for a shock when the Red Devils crashed into Sevilla from the Europa League last month.
And his latest mistake came just yesterday when he converted the shot by Said Benrahma Giving West Ham a 1-0 win.
As a result, Erik ten Hag is wondering if he can trust De Gea to continue between the posts.
The ace is valued for his experience and leadership, having joined under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2011.
And Ten Hag is keen for De Gea to continue at the club and said yesterday: “We have the most clean sheets in the Premier League and wouldn’t be in this position without him.
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“Mistakes happen but he has my full trust and I’m not worried about him. We want him to stay and extend his contract.”
But despite De Gea’s new deal looming, United have also started scouting the market for a goalkeeper to potentially take over the No.1 shirt.
Brentford’s David Raya is at the top of Ten Hag’s list after expressing his desire to continue this summer.
United are also looking at Porto’s Diogo Costa, who has been linked with Chelsea.
And a decision will also be made about Dean Henderson, who could be sold to raise funds once his loan in Nottingham Forest ends.
However, United’s ability to compete for a new goalkeeper will be determined by other factors – namely how much money they have to spend.
Ten Hag prioritizes a world-class forward to lead the line and he also wants a midfielder to play alongside Casemiro.
There’s the nitty-gritty of the Glazers’ plan to sell too, with new bids coming in late last month.
But De Gea’s sudden dip in form could prompt United to seek a new goalkeeper if the right deal materializes.