Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has decided to make Dean Henderson the number one keeper, ahead of David De Gea, for the start of next season, according to reports in the UK.
De Gea’s future has come under increasing scrutiny after Henderson was handed more game time in the second half of last campaign, and some fans now believe this latest decision could spell the end of the Spaniard’s time at Old Trafford:
De Gea definitely leaving then
— 𝑀𝒶𝒹𝑒𝓂𝑜𝒾𝓈𝑒𝓁𝓁𝑒 𝒢𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓃𝓌𝑜𝑜𝒹 🍭 (@quinn_utd) July 20, 2021
What a shame
— Lucas_Glory (@_lucasglory) July 20, 2021
Hope de Gea has fun on loan at elche
— . (@GaIIese) July 20, 2021
I think other clubs would be hesitant to sign him given his huge wages and not great form over the last 2 years.
— Gavin McMahon 🇾🇪 (@gavin13750) July 20, 2021
Loan De Gea
— Water.Mark♦️ (@Give_Lingsehhh) July 20, 2021
A keeper on 350k wages on the bench???
— 𝓑𝓵𝓪𝓺_𝓰𝓮𝓶🏴☠️ (@blaq_gem) July 20, 2021
Should at least loan De Gea out
— 🔰 Ramos UTD 🔰 (@lisbonmufc) July 21, 2021
David heading to spain maybe
— Paul (@Paul_096_) July 21, 2021
Most reports do suggest that De Gea will fight for his place next season, and to be honest, there isn’t really a lot of teams in Europe who want to sign him and could afford his wages this summer.
Henderson did make a number of mistakes after being handed the gloves by Solskjaer last campaign so there is likely to be still an avenue for De Gea to return to the first team.
Even so, while it is good to have two high-quality keepers at your disposal, Solskjaer will be hesitant about chopping and changing between the two too regularly, and it could mean that De Gea will have to stay patient at the beginning of the season.