David de Gea has been removed from the Manchester United roster.
The Red Devils announced their roster for the 2023-24 season on their official website on Saturday (July 16), outlining the players who will be with the club for the entirety of the campaign. At the same time, the club also announced the players who will be leaving the club at the end of the 2022-23 season. Phil Jones, Axel Thiangueb, and others have been released.메이저놀이터
Surprisingly, De Gea’s name is not on the roster for the rest of the season. De Gea is a living legend at United. De Gea joined United from Atletico Madrid ahead of the 2011-12 season and immediately became Edwin van der Sar’s successor. Despite some missteps in his first season as he adjusted to the English Premier League (EPL), he quickly became one of the league’s top gatekeepers.
De Gea was also a symbol of United’s dark years. After winning the EPL title in 2012-13, Alex Ferguson announced his retirement and the club entered a dark period. De Gea continued to perform well as United’s struggles continued. This is evidenced by the fact that he has won the team’s Player of the Year award for three consecutive seasons since 2013-14.
In the 2017-18 season, De Gea continued his stellar run of saves, leading United to a second-place finish in the league. For his efforts, he was named Team Player of the Year, the PFA’s EPL Team of the Year, and FIFA’s World Best Eleven.
World class as he was, De Gea couldn’t stave off the passage of time. After his best years, he began to decline in 2019. De Gea has always been criticized for his footwork compared to his goalkeeping, and his deterioration has only increased the level of criticism. He was also criticized for making big mistakes in goal, a position where stability is crucial.
Nevertheless, coach Eric ten Hagh retained De Gea and the two sides have been in contract talks. An agreement was not reached by the end of the season, and De Gea’s contract expires at the end of the 2022-23 season, so he is not yet on the roster for next season. United’s statement was brief, saying only that “discussions with De Gea remain open”.
However, ESPN reported on the 16th that “there is growing concern that De Gea may have played his last game for the club. The two sides believed they were close to reaching an agreement on a new contract, but talks have stalled, and now De Gea could leave the club this summer.”
At this point, United were looking to re-sign De Gea and bring in a new goalkeeper to compete for the starting job. If the deal to re-sign De Gea falls through, the club will need to sign a new goalkeeper. De Gea has reportedly received offers from Saudi Arabia.