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Manchester United fans think they've got David de Gea replacement in the squad already

Manchester United fans think they've got David de Gea replacement in the squad already

De Gea is expected to sign a new contract at United soon but the club have still been linked with a replacement.

David de Gea's future as Manchester United's number one is in doubt and some fans believe the club already have his replacement.

It has been an odd old season for De Gea in goal for United having already secured the Premier League's Golden Glove award with two games left of United's campaign.

Despite the fact that he has kept more clean sheets than any other goalkeeper in the league he has been heavily criticised throughout.

At the start of the season people questioned if he could play out from the back to fit into Erik ten Hag's system, and that lack of ability certainly cost them in the Europa League.

The former Atletico Madrid keeper is amongst the highest paid players in the league but his contract is coming to an end in the summer.

There has been talks of the 32-year-old signing a new deal most likely on reduced wages but it hasn't ended speculation that Ten Hag will look for a new number one.

A number of potential replacements have been linked including Emiliano Martinez whilst others have suggested Dean Henderson could be the man, having spent the season on loan at Nottingham Forest.

Now though some are suggesting that another player on loan could be the one to replace De Gea, after seeing highlights from Matej Kovar's time on loan at Sparta Prague.

"We should try him out," said one fan.

"Some unbelievable saves here," added a second.

A third claimed, "Next season at Old Trafford."

Urging the club to get rid of the current number one, another exclaimed, "I’m sold. Replace De Gea now!"

"He has that Manuel Neuer vibe not going to lie," claimed a fourth, giving the 23-year-ol the highest praise imaginable for a goalkeeper.

"Hopefully he goes on pre-season with the squad, i will look out for him," replied a fourth.

And another is just desperate to get rid of De Gea, no matter what, posting, "I just want De Gea out. Whether Kovar or Guava, anyone that is ready should replace De Gea next season. He should not sign that new contract."

Kovar has impressed on loan. Image: Alamy
Kovar has impressed on loan. Image: Alamy

Kovar joined United in 2018 but is yet to make an appearance for the senior team and instead spent time on loan at Burton Albion and Swinton Town.

This year he moved to Prague for the campaign and has helped the club win back the Czech First League, having missed out to rivals Viktoria Plzen last year.

Some fans would like to see him go on loan for another year before getting the chance to take over from De Gea but clearly others are already sold on him.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester United, David De Gea, Premier League, Fan Reactions, Transfers, Manchester United Transfer News & Rumours