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David de Gea 'spotted' in Manchester amid speculation over shock Man Utd return

David de Gea 'spotted' in Manchester amid speculation over shock Man Utd return

Fans reckon he could return to Old Trafford.

David de Gea has been spotted in Manchester amid speculation that he could return to Manchester United.

De Gea called time on his 12-year career at United in July, confirming he would leave the club after winning the Golden Glove award last season.

As a result, Erik ten Hag was forced into the summer transfer market, signing Cameroonian goalkeeper Andre Onana from Inter Milan for £47 million.

However, the 27-year-old hasn't had the easiest start to life at Old Trafford, making a number of costly mistakes between the sticks, some of which have left fans questioning whether they should have let De Gea go.

The 32-year-old has now added fuel to speculation that he could return to United after he took to Instagram to post a picture of himself at a padel tennis court in Manchester.

Indeed, De Gea could provide useful cover should Onana choose to represent Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations early next year.

De Gea is yet to sign for a new club and remains a free agent, meaning Ten Hag could attempt to re-sign the player, with the Spaniard continuing a high-intensity solo training regime off the pitch.

However, reports have claimed De Gea is keen to to live in his home country of Spain, while he is also said to be considering retirement.

It remains to be seen whether De Gea's visit had anything to do with his former club, but fans have put two and two together, and reckon United could try and sign him on a temporary deal.

Taking to Twitter, one user wrote: "Possible short term contract till season ends?"

"OMG YES PLEASE SIGN HIM," another added.

"Omds he’s coming back," a third chimed in.

A fourth remarked: "Onana should be worried," while a fifth wrote: "De Gea as a number 2 will surely put pressure on Onana to perform."

Do you think Manchester United should try and re-sign De Gea? Let us know in the comments.

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Featured Image Credit: Getty & David De Gea's Instagram

Topics: David De Gea, Manchester United, Transfers, Football, Premier League, Fan Reactions