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Man United identify two goalkeepers as De Gea headed for summer exit

PREMIER LEAGUE By Mirror | March 14th 2021
Manchester United's Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea warms up ahead of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Manchester United have identified two goalkeepers who could replace David de Gea next season.

It comes as the Red Devils prepare to let the Spaniard go after 10 years of service.

The 30-year-old is still first-choice at Old Trafford but there are growing problems behind the scenes - principally with Dean Henderson.

And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking ahead to the future while selling De Gea would give United a huge boost in the transfer window.

Paris St-Germain are prepared to pay big money for the ex-Atletico Madrid star.

The goalkeeper is also the highest earner at United, raking in £375,000-a-week as the club eye expensive deals for the likes of Jack Grealish and Erling Haaland.

It could see the Red Devils part ways with the Spain international and there are replacements already being lined up.

According to the Daily Star, United are eyeing a move for Burnley star Nick Pope.

Manchester United's David de Gea in a past match [REUTERS/Phil Noble]

However, Sean Dyche has slapped a £50m price tag on the England international - who has been a top performer in the Premier League for several years.

An alternative target is Brighton's Robert Sanchez, who has impressed since taking over as the No. 1 at the Amex Stadium earlier this season.

If either are signed in the summer transfer window, what that means for Henderson remains to be seen.

The Englishman is being lined up as the No. 1 at Old Trafford but there are some concerns he might not be ready to take on those duties full-time at the moment.

The 24-year-old has high potential and signed a new contract at United last year with the promise that he will be given more first-team football.

That has failed to materalise, in general over the course of the season.

Though he has enjoyed more time between the posts recently due to De Gea jetting back to Spain to spend time with his newborn baby.

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