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16 May 2024 17:31:25
Would anyone take De Gea back on reduced wages.

I think Onana has been okay in the league tbf but was abysmal in the champions league and could do with some competition. Also the budget will be tight and money needs to be prioritised on outfield positions with Varane, Casemiro leaving.

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16 May 2024 17:48:42
Should never of gone
We could of had Kane if we didn’t get rid of De Gea and buy Mount too.

16 May 2024 17:49:51
I’d take him back on £100k a week and the understanding that he isn’t first choice and play him in the cups.

16 May 2024 19:12:49
Is it even an option? Not sure it is. Also not sure why he’s hasn’t found a new club, unless he’s tied to the area near the club for personal reasons.

16 May 2024 19:42:22
De Gea’s situation is a very weird one. No idea why he hasn’t found a club, because he’s far too good to be out of the game. Wage demands maybe? Or taking a gap year?

16 May 2024 19:57:56
I think there's a few reasons Eric. Last I read he doesn't have an agent so probably isn't being thrown at every club. I think he's also just been enjoying his time not playing.

With regards to the first question - in a heart beat. Not only for his ability but his presence in the dressing room. I think individual errors by Onana cost us not getting out of the champions league group stage and also dropped points in the league. Mistakes De Gea would not have likely made.

16 May 2024 21:23:37
No, I wouldn't. He had not had a good season and there were plenty of people who were ready for a change. What makes anyone think his game will have improved after a year off? Besides which, prior to the end of his contract he was the highest paid goalie in the EPL by a good distance, and quite frankly he didn't justify it. I also think he was quite happy to spend some time at home with his wife. Whether or not you like Onana, de Gea had reached the end of his time at United.

As for Kane, it's entirely speculative to think that the club would have been able to buy him had they not bought Onana or Mount, or that he even wanted to come to us. There's also nothing to suggest that we would have been much better off if we had Kane, given all of the injuries to our defenders. If there's anyone we should have stumped up for it would have been Rice, but then again, why would he move from London to Manchester when a better footballing team was offering him a good contract?

Note: We're not that attractive a proposition for top level footballers.

16 May 2024 21:54:06
I think he has a pretty decent side gig/ hustle with his e-sports team so isn't sitting around twiddling his thumbs, therefore isn't in a rush to find a lower standard team or move to saudi like other players his age.

16 May 2024 23:48:00
He had a good year in his last season, winning the golden globe. But okay.

We need to be looking forward, not backwards. can't bring him back now.

We had no chance of getting Kane, so please stop with the nonsense. Tottenham have a bad taste in their mouths from selling off their stars to prem rivals, so Levy clearly wanted to avoid. Tottenham wanted to overtake us, why would he strengthen the team they were looking to replace in the top 4?

17 May 2024 09:40:07
Don’t remember him winning the golden globe, what film was he in?

He made a number of high profile errors last season and he is not good enough with his feet, whether Onana is the correct replacement is debatable but we definitely needed to improve on a keeper who couldn’t play how we wanted to play and was one of the highest paid players at the club.

17 May 2024 10:21:56
Having two top GKs at one club never seems to work. Always one master and one apprentice there are.

I'm sure many would say Onana doesn't fall into the top category. I'm still unsold on him, personally. He does make some great stops but has been responsible for a lot of goals due to errors, and seems to let in a few where we'd expect a player of his reputation to do a lot better.

Mystery why Dave the Save hasn't found a club. Maybe he's holding out for one that he really fancies, or just wanted a gap year. But let's not forget how much he was slated on here before we lament how much we're missing him.

17 May 2024 12:42:28
Giggs, he made less errors than many "top" keepers. But the hipsters wanted to clip him up constantly and were obsessed with a ball playing goal keeper. How is that working out?

We brought in a sweeper keeper ball playing keeper before we had the team to play with him. His distribution has been worse than DDGs at times. His keeping has been no where near his level. There are signs he can settle and be a good player for us, but his settling period has been painful.

18 May 2024 11:46:33
Nope, I want to be able to remember him as the great player he was for us, why taint that legacy.

He's a phenomenal shot stopper, for 4-5 years he was head and shoulders the best shot stopper in the world. Making world class saves pretty much every game.

Unfortunately the role of the goalkeeper has changed and in the current football landscape DDG just doesn't have the all round skills needed for top clubs. In fact many "smaller" clubs are looking to have keepers who are better with their feet and capable of playing as a sweeper keeper. Brighton for example were happy to sell Sanchez (whose a really good shot stopper and probably one of the best keepers in the league for coming out and collecting crosses) because they preferred to play with Steele as he suited their style of play better.

That's probably a big part of the reason why DDG has not found a new club in almost a year.

Let his legacy stay untarnished I say, and move on.



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