Manchester United may consider signing Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford if the club chooses not to trigger their option to extend David De Gea’s contract for another year, according to the Daily Telegraph‘s Mike McGrath.
The reliable journalist claims it is “by no means a given” that De Gea will stay at Old Trafford beyond the end of the season, which could lead to the Red Devils weighing up moves for the likes of Pickford:
— Mike McGrath (@mcgrathmike) September 24, 2022
Supporters on Twitter are not best pleased that United are being linked with Pickford. Many would actually like to see De Gea stay if the only other option is England’s number one:
This news can't be true
— JACKSON OWUSU (@JACKSONOWUSU9) September 24, 2022
Stop this nonsense, Jordan who
— Prince Mensah (@Cursin_M) September 24, 2022
Pickford is nowhere near good enough! #GlazersOut
— AJ Wisniewski (@FintanFlowerpot) September 24, 2022
I like Jordan Pickford, but it's really senseless to sign him for United. Diogo Costa & Mike Maignan are the only 2 keepers United should be focused on.
— Call Me Whatever You Want To (@TheDDGArmy) September 24, 2022
— Nqobizwe Shipanga (@Enn_que) September 24, 2022
Pickford shouldn't be anywhere near this club
— Tymek (@Tymek27) September 24, 2022
I will rather keep De Gea than going for Pickford
— Anijah Fidelis (@AnijahFidelis) September 24, 2022
Please god no
— Dylan Wright (@Dyl_wright_ale) September 24, 2022
if the plan ever was to monitor pickford nd replace de gea with him, please give de gea another 5years
— Chief Orji (Mba Ana Abalu Agu Anaedo)🔴 (@ChukwunyeluOrji) September 24, 2022
Some fans are being slightly harsh on Pickford. Manager Erik ten Hag is keen to have a keeper who is good with his feet, and the Everton shot-stopper would certainly fit the bill in that regard.
However, there are plenty of other options that United could turn to, so we shall see have to wait and see how this situation unfolds.