David de Gea served Manchester United admirably for over a decade, but his career could have taken a different path if his transfer wish had been granted back in 2015. Ben Foster has now sent a warning to Andre Onana, suggesting that Man Utd made the wrong decision regarding De Gea.
Despite winning multiple trophies, including the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, and Europa League during his time at United, de Gea is a polarizing figure among the Old Trafford faithful. His legacy is complex due to the errors he made towards the end of his tenure. It’s important to note that he still won the Golden Glove award in his final season.
In 2015, Real Madrid appeared eager to sign De Gea, and a deal worth £29 million plus Keylor Navas was nearly finalized. However, the required documents were not sent in time to beat the transfer deadline, causing the deal to collapse. This missed opportunity left De Gea devastated and marked his last real chance to join the Spanish giants.
Despite leaving Manchester United in the summer, De Gea has returned to the city and was spotted attending a Manchester United Women’s Champions League match. He also took to Instagram to show that he is still training and maintaining his fitness. His return to Manchester has reignited calls for the club to re-sign him amid disappointing performances by his replacement, Andre Onana.
Onana, who was purchased from Inter Milan, has struggled since joining Manchester United, drawing comparisons to De Gea’s decline. Former United striker Louis Saha believes Onana can surpass De Gea’s level with a slight improvement in his performance. Saha predicts that Onana will eliminate mistakes and make the saves he is capable of.
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