Manchester United outcast David de Gea is reportedly set to RETIRE if he can’t land a first-choice goalkeeper role

De Gea won Golden Glove in the Premier League for the second time last season.


Manchester United outcast David de Gea is reportedly set to RETIRE if he can’t land a first-choice goalkeeper role

David De Gea (Source: via Instagram/@d_degeaofficial)

David de Gea might retire if he doesn’t get an offer of a first-choice GK role at a club. The former Manchester United goalkeeper, who won the Golden Glove last season, is without a team since this summer. He got offers from many clubs, even from the Middle East, but he wants to stay in Europe and win trophies.

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David De Gea was part of United’s Premier League-winning team in 2013. Since then, he only won things in England and the UEFA Europa League. Andre Onana’s signing from Inter Milan made De Gea the second choice for Erik ten Hag. So, De Gea and the Red Devils couldn’t agree on new terms because he was earning a lot. At the time, many fans were happy that the Spaniard was leaving but now, they want him to return owing to Onana’s recent performances.

According to recent reports, De Gea says if the right club does not accept his terms, the possibility of retirement is not far off. At 33, the player is also not favored by the Spain National Football Team. Meanwhile, he has remained active as shown in his social media posts where he shares clips of him practising and keeping fit. However, the goalkeeper’s previous exorbitant fees may turn off clubs from signing him.

It is also clear that David De Gea struggles on the ball as showcased with Man Utd last season. Still, the custodian is incredible when it comes to his shot-stopping capabilities. Last season, he boasted one of the highest save percentages at 71.10%. More than Ederson and Aaron Ramsdale.

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David de Gea’s Golden Glove performance of the 2017/18 season

David de Gea’s previous Golden Glove was the ‘2017/18 season where the goalkeeper was on a different level compared to other seasons. Manchester United only conceded 28 goals that season. One more than Manchester City‘s Centurions. David de Gea won the Golden Glove that season keeping 18 clean sheets in the league. Two more than second place Ederson.

Manchester United keeper David De Gea was added to the 2018 version of the FIFA World 11.
David De Gea was added to the 2018 version of the FIFA World 11 (Source: via Twitter/@D_DeGea)

De Gea that season made 115 saves. No goalkeeper in the Top six made more saves than him. He had a save percentage of 80, the highest it has ever been since joining Manchester. This was also the season where the famous 14 saves against Arsenal were made. De Gea made a point-blank save from Lacazette early on in the game.

His best save came later on when he made an incredible double save blocking Lacazette once again and denying Alexis Sanchez the follow-up. Manchester United won that game due to his heroics and put an end to Arsenal’s 12-game home winning streak.

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His incredible performances made him the best goalkeeper that year which got him included in the FIFA FIFPro World 11.

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