David de Gea departs Manchester United

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In a move that has stirred mixed emotions among fans, David de Gea has bid farewell to Manchester United after 12 years as Red Devils goalkeeper. While occasionally making costly mistakes, de Gea remained faithful and committed to the club throughout his tenure. Despite his desire to stay, an agreement could not be reached with the club, particularly with coach Erik ten Hag, who had other plans for a new goalkeeper.

After over a decade, Manchester United will have a new goalkeeper. Sources, including Fabrizio Romano, suggest that Cameroonian goalkeeper André Onana will be the chosen successor. This decision is believed to be a direct request from Erik ten Hag, who worked with Onana during their time together at Ajax, as part of Netherlands’ golden generation.

With David de Gea’s departure confirmed, Manchester United embarks on a new chapter devoid of a player who was an idol and a legend at the club. de Gea played a pivotal role in the team’s last Premier League title triumph in the 2012/13 season under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson.

The departure of Phil Jones just a few weeks ago further accentuates the end of an era for Manchester United. The club no longer retains players from that illustrious generation that clinched the Premier League title. Since then, replicating that feat has proved elusive.

Since that triumph, a decade has passed without Manchester United reclaiming the Premier League title. The club won a few titles in this period, including two Community Shields, one FA Cup, two Carabao Cups, and one Europa League, with de Gea featuring prominently in these successes.

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