THE BIGGER PICTURE
The new No.1 at Old Trafford has failed to match his predecessor’s performances, with Onana making a number of costly errors until mending his reputation with a crucial stoppage-time penalty save in a Champions League match against FC Copenhagen.
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According to The Sun, United are willing to concede that they made a mistake by letting De Gea leave. Efforts are on to bring the 32-year-old back to Manchester, where he is now without a club. De Gea previously spent 12 years with the Red Devils, appearing in 545 games and breaking their all-time clean sheet record.
David de Gea Manchester United 2022–23Getty
What happens next?
United are hoping De Gea will agree to return on a short-term basis, since Onana is scheduled to travel to the Africa Cup of Nations in January. They also signed Altay Bayindir this summer, but he is a Premier League rookie, and the Red Devils want another experienced performer to cover for, and possibly compete with, Onana.