David de Gea could be AXED by Manchester United this summer with Dean Henderson in frame to become Red

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may make a huge call this summer and SELL Manchester United’s first-choice goalkeeper David de Gea.

De Gea, the superb glovesman, has not been at his usual elite standards this season though he remains rated as one of Europe’s finest keepers.

He has long been linked with an Old Trafford exit amid interest from clubs such as Real Madrid and Juventus, but a fresh contract penned last September tied De Gea down until 2023.

Could De Gea’s time with Manchester United be coming to an end?

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Could De Gea’s time with Manchester United be coming to an end?

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However, this contract may be cut drastically short as Solskjaer is considering cashing in on De Gea at the end of the season.

According to Goal, the United boss is planning a long-term rebuild and needs transfer funds – funds which can be raised by selling De Gea as he will demand a hefty fee.

And for Solskjaer, the issue of losing such a top-class glovesman hardly matters as United will be able to call upon Dean Henderson next season when he returns from his loan spell at Sheffield United.

Henderson, the 22-year-old who earned his debut England senior call-up last October, has been one of the Premier League’s standout keepers this term, keeping nine clean sheets which ranks second behind only Nick Pope of Burnley and Liverpool’s Alisson.

Henderson has been enjoying a fine season – could he become Man United’s no.1 next term?

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Henderson has been enjoying a fine season – could he become Man United’s no.1 next term?

He will return to Old Trafford this summer and is being primed to become United’s new no.1 – though Solskjaer can call upon current backup glovesman Sergio Romero if he considers Henderson not suitable to be thrown straight into the mix at the start of next season.

Interest remains in De Gea should Solskjaer make the decision to flog him at the end of the campaign, with the aforementioned Real Madrid and Juventus still keen. Paris Saint-Germain are understood to want the 29-year-old former Atletico Madrid player also.