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Manchester United: Journalist warns against David de Gea contract extension

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Journalist Jacque Talbot doesn’t think David de Gea is a good enough goalkeeper to earn a new contract with Manchester United and will end up leaving the club.

This latest claim from Talbot comes amid reports claiming the Red Devils are contemplating offering the long-serving Spaniard a new contract, despite him losing his first-team place as recently as 2021 for Dean Henderson.

However, now being managed by Erik ten Hag, De Gea appears to have impressed the Dutchman as well as the hierarchy enough to potentially earn a new deal if he so wishes to sign it.

However, speaking on his YouTube channel, Talbot doesn’t think that would be a good decision from Man United, simply because he doesn’t rate the shot-stopper.

“I don’t think they should [extend his deal], I don’t think he’s good enough and his salary’s way too high. I think that he should go and he’ll probably end up at a club like Everton, would be my imagination, or he’d go back to Spain and play for Villarreal or something like that. I honestly don’t rate him at all.”

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TIF Thoughts on De Gea…

The Spaniard was signed under Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2011 which shows just how long he’s been with the club, managing to rack up 495 appearances across all competitions – but all good things have to eventually come to an end.

De Gea has come in for criticism over the last few years, with some claiming he’s not good enough for Man United just as Talbot has, but with his backup Martin Dubravka currently injured, he will likely remain between the sticks for the foreseeable.

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Next season may be different for De Gea when Ten Hag has had a full season to watch and analyse him, especially with Dean Henderson set to return from his loan spell, although the fact he was shipped out over the summer suggests his own future doesn’t look exactly bright at Old Trafford.

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