Man United line up surprise move to sign 33-year-old

Ruben Hill
August 5, 2020

The same article says that signing Schmeichel would give Manchester United the opportunity to get De Gea off their books, with the Spanish goalkeeper, 29, now believed to be earning around £375,000 a week at Old Trafford.

The Sun on Sunday claims that the Leicester stopper is seen as a ready-made replacement for the Spaniard, who has suffered a huge slump in form.

The Spanish worldwide should be replaced and in my view, instead of signing a veteran shot stopper like Schmeichel, Dean Henderson should be the given the chance at Old Trafford.

The same story says that Schmeichel, 33, would be a much cheaper option than Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, who has also been linked with Manchester United in recent weeks.

The Spaniard has been United's undisputed No.1 goalkeeper for the last nine seasons, but according to the Sun, Henderson does not want to be his understudy and has told Solskjaer to let him leave if he can not guarantee first team football.

He began his career at United and has been sent on on five loan spells - coming alive at Bramall Lane as the team won promotion in 2018-19 before gaining further plaudits this season and earning his first England call up in October.

And the Norwegian can no longer offer his blind support to error-prone De Gea.

The Danish star has consistently performed well for the King Power outfit and in the recently concluded league campaign, he kept 13 clean sheets.

Axing De Gea would also allow United to clear £375,000-a-week wages off their payroll. It would also give them more time to make a long-term decision on 23-year-old Henderson.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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