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Manchester United are reportedly planning to release four goalkeepers at the end of the season and also cash in on another in a massive overhaul of the position in summer.
David De Gea has suffered a fairly substantial fall from grace in recent seasons, having been considered the best goalkeeper in the world during his time in Old trafford.
The Spain star has made a number of costly mistakes in recent seasons. That makes some question whether number two Dean Henderson should replace him as a first choice.
Henderson wowed while on loan at Sheffield United last season, posting the fourth-highest clean sheets in the Premier League.
Despite his heroics with the Blades, the 23-year-old has only had three starts in the league since his return. He also has It has recently been linked to a change to Tottenham..
However the Manchester evening news, as the Daily star, reports that Henderson will be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s best man next season.
The report claims that De Gea will be laid off in the summer due to his costly wages of £ 375,000 a week. Currently, that figure takes over the club’s goalkeeper budget.
Along with Henderson, Sergio Romero, Joel Pereira, U23 goalkeeper Paul Woolston and veteran Lee Grant, they are currently spending £ 600,000 a week on goalkeepers.
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Caro De Gea in front of the chop
But the club is looking to reduce that number significantly this summer, with De Gea as the biggest victim.
Solskjaer has previously spoken of his desire for Henderson to become United’s next No. 1. That would appear to end speculation that United could cash in on the England man.
However, Romero, Pereira and Woolston will be released when their contracts expire this summer.
Meanwhile, Grant is expected to become a full-time member of Solskjaer’s coaching staff.
The fact that De Gea still has two years left on his contract means United could get a decent fee back.
PSG has proposed to potential suitors, while United has also been inclined to bring Gianluigi Donnarumma from Milan as its replacement.
However, in all likelihood, United will likely bring in a veteran to back Henderson next season. That will mark a complete shift in emphasis to the position going forward.
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