Despite signing a contract extension with Manchester United, David de Gea’s long-term future under Erik ten Hag remains uncertain, as does Harry Maguire’s.
Manchester United may be mired in uncertainty, but Erik ten Hag is moving ahead with his summer transfer ambitions.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is closing in on a triumph against Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani in the long-running race to buy the Premier League giants, and the tale of United’s takeover could be coming to a conclusion shortly. That would be fantastic news for Ten Hag, but the Red Devils boss has continued going despite the fact that his team has been up for sale for seven months.
United, meanwhile, is aiming for a successful finish to the season, with a top-four finish and a return to the Champions League on the horizon. Meanwhile, there’s still the Manchester Derby FA Cup final to round out this great season.
Here’s a roundup of the newest Old Trafford news.
Kobel wants to take on De Gea.
Erik ten Hag is interested in signing Gregor Kobel from Borussia Dortmund to compete with David de Gea for the No. 1 spot next season. De Gea, 32, is poised to sign a contract extension, but his long-term future remains uncertain, with a number of goalkeepers linked with his replacement.
According to the Independent, Ten Hag is eager to have another goalkeeper to compete for the gloves and a goalie who can provide different tactical benefits, such as being more comfortable on the ball. Kobel, 25, is a Switzerland international who has spent two years with Dortmund, who would be reluctant to let him go. Chelsea are also thought to be interested in making a move.
Maguire has been told to leave.
Rio Ferdinand has encouraged Harry Maguire to leave Manchester United once more. The former Red Devils defender believes Maguire, 29, would be better off elsewhere after falling to fifth-choice center-back under Erik Ten Hag.
When asked if the United captain should look for a new club, Ferdinand responded on his FIVE YouTube channel, “I think he should.” He needs to go in the summer if he wants to rebuild his career. He can’t keep playing second fiddle.”