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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is still not convinced that Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is the right man for his system, according to The Athletic.
De Gea has been the first-choice goalkeeper at United since 2011 and is set to break into the club’s all-time top 10 appearance holders.
However, his Manchester United contract expires at the end of the season and now there is question marks over whether or not United will renew his deal with Ten Hag still not convinced De Gea is the right goalkeeper for his system.
Ten Hag wants a goalkeeper that is comfortable with playing the ball out of the back and isn’t convinced De Gea can do that.
While De Gea has adapted his play since the beginning of the season, the Manchester United goalkeeper still opts to pump the ball long at times, instead of playing it short to his defenders.
The 31-year-old will have to take a significant pay cut from his current £375,000-a-week wages in order to remain at Old Trafford.
The same reports suggests Manchester United are scouting the likes of Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa and Athletic Bilbao shot-stopper Unai Simon as the Red Devils look for a new goalkeeper in the future.