De Gea is one of the highest earning players in the Premier League. His contract includes a 12-month extension option. However, Man United are not considering activating this option because they want De Gea to take a pay cut.
However, since then, the negotiations have not made any progress. According to Fabrizio Romano, the reason is that the details of the new contract do not meet the requirements of De Gea. Coach Erik ten Hag is also aware that De Gea is no longer suitable for the team.
Therefore, De Gea was forced to leave. De Gea leaving Man Utd at this time is the best decision for all parties. The Spaniard often leaves poor performances in a Man United shirt.
De Gea’s departure also put an end to a reign at Man Utd. In the 2012/13 season, under the direction of Sir Alex Ferguson, the Red Devils won the Premier League. Ironically, it was also the last season that Man Utd won the number one league in England.
Since then, Man Utd has gone through a series of ups and downs. Regardless of David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Man Utd has never regained its position. Song De Gea, also represents an old Man Utd.
Man Utd has been standing still for too long. It’s time for them to make a complete change and move towards a brighter future. Coach Erik ten Hag appeared and he was gradually implementing the reform of Man Utd. There, De Gea has no future.
Despite leading the Premier League in the number of clean sheets and winning the Golden Glove race, De Gea often has unsafe handling phases. This is simply not good enough for a stopper in the Man Utd wooden frame.
It’s hard to get rid of De Gea. He is a loyal player and clearly has a lot of love for Man United. However, the incompetence of this goalkeeper cost Erik ten Hag’s team too much in many matches.
De Gea’s departure will really pave the way for Man Utd to make a complete revolution. When the game is shaped, Man Utd has hope to compete for the championship. In contrast, De Gea is still talented, but no longer suitable for modern football.
Man Utd will bring in Andre Onana, a goalkeeper who can handle the ball very well with his feet. At that time, Man Utd’s playing style promised to be smoother. Having the person he needed, coach Ten Hag thought about the opportunity to compete for the championship.
It’s been 10 years since Man Utd won the Premier League – a long time for a big team. De Gea leaves, Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign is officially over. But only then, Man Utd can change.
De Gea represents fond memories with stellar saves, while enjoying Man Utd’s last glory in the Premier League, but also hindering the development of the team. After all, it’s time to say goodbye to veteran goalkeeper De Gea.
Xiao Lam | 22:27 08/07/2023