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Manchester United to replace David de Gea with Atletico’s Wall?

Manchester de Gea, Football Express

Manchester United are interested in a swap deal with respect to David de Gea and Jan Oblak. The former has been in miserable form this season and it seems like Dean Henderson has established as a regular for the Red Devils.

Oblak suffered a major blow as Chelsea knocked out his team, Atletico Madrid, in the Champions League. He was earlier in for a move to Chelsea before the arrival of Edouard Mendy.

David de Gea last featured in a 0-0 away draw against Chelsea but would be looking for a challenge outside England. He took a leave for his daughter’s birth and the club is happy with Henderson between the sticks. His contract would expire on June 30, 2023, coincidently Oblak’s contract also expires on the same date.

Jan Oblak to replace David de Gea at Manchester United

Oblak joined Atletico Madrid in 2014 and has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world since. In his 245 appearances for the club, he has kept 133 clean sheets conceding only 168 goals so far.

The 28-year-old Slovenian has the record of most saves in a single Champions League knockout match, 9 saves vs Liverpool in March 2020 Also, his team has conceded just 18 goals so far in their quest for the La Liga trophy in 27 matches.

Thus, it would highly benefit the current Premier League 2nd-placed team, Manchester United, to bring him to the English conditions. The club has conceded 32 goals in 29 matches so far in the league.

David de Gea has decent enough statistics with 122 clean sheets in 337 appearances for the Red Devils. However, he has made 14 errors in the Premier League and has conceded 343 goals. The 30-year-old joined the Red Devils back in 2011 moving from Oblak’s current club.

United are ecstatic after their thumping away win to AC Milan in the Europa League. They certainly look like the favourites to lift the Europa League trophy for the 2nd time in 5 years.

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