Manchester United are reportedly contemplating a stunning move to re-sign former goalkeeper David de Gea – just three months after he left the club. The decision is fueled by the potential absence of Andre Onana, who could miss a significant portion of January if he chooses to represent Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations in January.
In the summer, United’s manager Erik ten Hag attempted to revamp his squad and look for a new No. 1 capable of playing in the out-from-the-back manner he wants to implement at the club. So United splashed £47m to bring the Inter Milan man Onana to Craven Cottage – and de Gea was allowed to leave.
Nonetheless, Onana’s impending absence for the Africa Cup of Nations will force United to re-evaluate their strategy. And to prevent a potentially damaging goalkeeping crisis, a U-turn on De Gea’s departure is reportedly being weighed up. That De Gea is actually a free agent adds to the appeal of a potential reunion.
The way football works and how quickly things can change from one moment to the next is highlighted in incidents like these and the need for managers to be adaptable. And, as the future of David de Gea’s at Manchester United remains up in the air, this episode illustrates the club’s aim to secure the best possible resources to achieve their on-pitch goals. Getting a fan favorite back on board like De Gea would only be met with joy by the Old Trafford faithful.
so now the question that is asked is, WILL DE GEA RETURN BACK TO MANCHESTER UNITED?