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De Gea receive shocking contract rebuke As Erik Ten Hag Send Transfer Advice

Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea has been advised to seek an exit from Old Trafford as his current term expires at the end of the season.

The Spaniard has been at Old Trafford since 2011, but rumours over his future have increased as he has been linked with a transfer away from the club.

According to reports, Juventus is interested in signing De Gea on a free transfer if Manchester United does not renew the 31-year-old goalkeeper’s contract, and will be entitled to negotiate with him in January about a pre-contractual deal.

The Red Devils will assess whether to offer the goalkeeper a new contract, however, former Aston Villa forward Gabby Agbonlahor believes De Gea hasn’t done enough to warrant such and that the club should be exploring for alternatives.

“I don’t think he deserves that contract,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider.

“I would move on, to be honest. He’ll have a few good games but he’ll make errors. The wages they’re talking about, £300,000-a-week, he doesn’t deserve that. I would move on and look at a younger option instead.”

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De Gea has forced United manager Erik ten Hag to change his tactics, as in the first two Premier League games of the season he was instructed to play out from the back and link up with the center-backs, which led to a high-profile error as United lost 4-0 to Brentford.

Since the loss, De Gea has played more directly, which has helped United win four consecutive league games.

However, Ten Hag may desire a goalkeeper who is more skilled with his feet in the long run, which could result in the decision not to renew De Gea’s contract.

United may not exercise the option to extend the Spain international’s contract because Dean Henderson will return from his loan at Nottingham Forest next season.

After De Gea’s blunder against Brentford, Ten Hag was confident that his goalkeeper could adapt to the way the Dutchman wanted his team to play.

“I am convinced that he can do it,” Ten Hag said in August. “And it’s obvious the second goal, okay [he was at fault]. He showed already, I have seen in training and in the first games that he can do that.”

Meanwhile, Ten Hag has also praised the Spaniard’s leadership. “That is clear – his experience helps us a lot,” the United boss said. “He organizes and he leads the back four. It’s really important to give the team the right mentality and the attitude to win games.”

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