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Manchester United ‘debate’ over David de Gea’s contract extension with Everton’s Jordan Pickford amid whether Erik ten Hag cuts ties with £350,000-a-week goalkeeper


David de Gea’s position as Manchester United’s No.1 could be under threat, with the club considering whether or not to trigger his contract extension.

The Spaniard is in his 12th season at Old Trafford and has just nine months left on his current contract with the option of a further year.

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De Gea is among United’s top earners

And Pickford might be a more affordable choice

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And Pickford might be a more affordable choice

However, with new manager Erik ten Hag now in place, the club are considering their long-term plans according to The Telegraph, with Everton and England’s Jordan Pickford in the frame.

The deliberations come amid news that the club set an unwanted Premier League record for the competition’s biggest ever wage bill of £349m last season.

This coincided with the club’s worst Premier League campaign in terms of points, as well as goals conceded, with De Gea starting every game.

United can retain the 32-year-old’s services if they trigger an extension clause in his contract, but with De Gea already on a whopping £350,000-a-week and showing signs of struggling with Ten Hag’s football, things could be complicated.

The Premier League winner had one of his worst games in a United shirt in the club’s second game of the season, as he was responsible for Brentford’s opening two goals in their 4-0 demolition of the Manchester giants .

De Gea also faced intense criticism for his inability to play the ball with his feet, which saw Ten Hag revert to a more off-brand style of play to get results.

De Gea conceded four against Brentford, two of which were his fault

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De Gea conceded four against Brentford, two of which were his fault


It’s not the first time De Gea’s position has been called into question following his £18.9m move from Atletico Madrid, having previously battled Dean Henderson for the No. the 2020/21 campaign.

The shot-stopper was also the subject of a failed transfer to Real Madrid in 2015 and lost his place in the national team in recent years.

Despite more recent struggles, De Gea has been named in the PFA Team of the Year five times, as well as being named Man United Players’ Player of the Year four times, most recently last season. .

Meanwhile Pickford, 28, who could have been named as a potential replacement, is nearing the final year of his contract at Everton and could be available at a discount.

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Manchester United 'debate' over David de Gea's contract extension with Everton's Jordan Pickford amid whether Erik ten Hag cuts ties with £350,000-a-week goalkeeper

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