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The reason why David de Gea is back in Manchester amid Man Utd return speculation

Rory O'Callaghan

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The reason why David de Gea is back in Manchester amid Man Utd return speculation

Former Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been spotted back in Manchester amid ongoing speculation over his future.

De Gea, 32, is currently a free agent after leaving United at the end of last season when his contract expired.

The Spaniard was replaced as No 1 by new signing Andre Onana, who has struggled since joining from Inter Milan in the summer.

De Gea has kept tight-lipped about his future, leading to speculation he may choose to retire rather than continue his professional career.

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The former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper set tongues wagging on Tuesday when he posted an image to his Instagram account of himself back in Manchester.

That prompted a wave of comments urging United to re-sign the Spaniard, with some fans even speculating that a return to Old Trafford was already in the works.

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However, the Daily Mail have now confirmed the real reason for De Gea's return to England.

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"The Spanish goalkeeper returned to the UK on Monday and is spending a few days sorting out the house in Hale where he lived until leaving United after 12 years at the end of June," read the report.

"De Gea has since joined his pop star partner Edurne Garcia and their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Yanay at the family home in Madrid. The couple got married in Menorca last summer."

The report went on to claim that De Gea is yet to make a decision over his next career move.

"It's understood that De Gea – who turns 33 next month – is relaxed over his future as he enjoys some well-earned family time, and is not rushing to find a new club," added the report.

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"That may change in January but after spending his last four years at Old Trafford earning £375,000-a-week, he can afford to bide his time."

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Featured Image Credit: Getty & Instagram/d_degeaofficial

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

Rory O'Callaghan
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