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‘I am back, I love Man united’ – David de Gea breaks his silence amid details of shock Man Utd transfer U-turn



‘I am back, I love Man united’ – David de Gea breaks his silence amid details of shock Man Utd transfer U-turn

Former Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has sent fans into a frenzy online after issuing a cryptic response to reports claiming he may return to Old Trafford

David de Gea has responded to reports claiming he has been offered a sensational return to Manchester United with a cryptic social media post.

De Gea, 32, is still a free agent after leaving the Red Devils in the summer after 12 years of service.

The Spaniard clocked up 535 appearances during that time and was a hugely popular figure at Old Trafford prior to his departure.

After months of speculation, it was eventually agreed between United and De Gea that he would leave the club upon the expiration of his contract back in July.

His replacement, Andre Onana, has failed to convince so far, though – and it now seems as though De Gea could be offered an unlikely olive branch by the same club who gave him the boot.

According to The Sun, United are hopeful that De Gea will agree to return on a short-term basis to provide cover in the New Year, where it’s expected Onana will head off to the Africa Cup of Nations with Cameroon.

That would lead Erik ten Hag with just Altay Bayindir and Tom Heaton as goalkeeping options.

While it remains to be seen if De Gea would be open to a return, the veteran shot-stopper fuelled speculation amongst fans on social media by posting a thinking emoji on Thursday afternoon.

The post – coupled with the fact that De Gea has met up with several of his former teammates in Manchester over the past couple of weeks – has sent fans into a frenzy.

De Gea has been linked with plenty of clubs in recent months, including several from the Saudi Pro League. He was also touted as a target for German giants Bayern Munich earlier in the summer.

While Manchester United are likely to keep faith with Onana in the wake of his underwhelming start to life at Old Trafford, his decision to reintegrate himself into the Cameroon national team is understood to have taken the club by surprise.

After a dispute with manager Alex Song at the World Cup, Onana’s international career was seemingly over. However, he could miss up to eight matches if, as expected, he is selected for the Africa Cup of Nations after returning for his country last month.

For all the mistakes Onana has made since joining United, he did redeem himself in midweek, when his vital last-gasp penalty save secured a crucial 1-0 win over FC Copenhagen to keep United’s Champions League campaign alive

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