Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea runs out of contract with the English club this summer with Juventus interested to land him according to reports.
Manchester United legend Edwin van der Sar believes that David de Gea is not irreplaceable at Old Trafford if he refuses to sign a new contract with the club.
With a new deal worth a reported £290,000-a-week remaining unsigned, there is news doing the rounds that the Spain international could be heading to Italy.
Van der Sar, who had spent six years of his playing career at Old Trafford is of the opinion that there are plenty of good options who could replace De Gea at goal including academy player Dean Henderson, who is currently on loan at newly-promoted Sheffield United.
The Dutchman said:
“Other goalkeepers can also fill the gap.
“There are a few Premier League goalkeepers playing at the club who can also take the step up. I was 34 when I went to United, so there are lots of opportunities there.
“The decision needs to come at a certain point. It’s taken a long time now, so it’s a case of ‘yes’ or ‘no’ but I’m not a director of United.”
De Gea has gone from being the best in the world to bang average as his form with Manchester United last season was under heavy criticism and was also blamed for Crystal Palace’s winner against United last month.
His time with Spain is also not going according to plan as Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has been the first choice in recent games.