David de Gea will accept a pay cut in order to sign a new contract with Manchester United, with the goalkeeper confident of finishing his career at Old Trafford
According to reports, Manchester United have scheduled a medical for Jack Butland after agreeing to a loan deal with Crystal Palace. Erik ten Hag is on the lookout for a replacement for Martin Dubravka, who returned to Newcastle earlier this month. The Red Devils want three experienced shot-stoppers to join David De Gea and Tom Heaton in their ranks
Manchester United signed Dubravka on loan back in the summer hoping the Slovakia international would be able to replace Dean Henderson, who has joined Nottingham Forest until the end of the season
Manchester United signed Dubravka on loan in the summer, hoping he could replace Dean Henderson, who has joined Nottingham Forest until the end of the season
After only two appearances, he was recalled by Newcastle, and speculation suggests he is now set to join Leicester.
On Wednesday, it was revealed that United were in talks with Crystal Palace about signing Butland as a replacement, despite the fact that the 29-year-old was lower down the pecking order at Selhurst Park.
The former England international is set to have a medical with the Red Devils today (Thursday), according to Spanish newspaper AS
Butland is set to become the club’s latest signing in the years since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013
Louis van Gaal signed Victor Valdes in January 2015, believing the Spaniard could legitimately challenge David De Gea for a starting spot
Valdes’ time at Old Trafford, on the other hand, did not go well, with the former Barcelona star clashing with Van Gaal behind the scenes
However, after leaving the club, he insisted that he had no ill will toward the Dutchman
“I have nothing but praise for Van Gaal or Manchester United,” said the goalkeeper, who won every major trophy during his time at Barcelona
“They helped me through my injury and the manager gave me my chance as a footballer at Barcelona and then again at United
“To me, he’s like a father figure. I don’t want to have a negative memory of the last six months
“In my opinion, he is at the top. We are still friends and have no disagreements