Panic at Old Trafford As Jose Mourinho Names Man United Star As 1st Player He Will Sign for Roma

Panic at Old Trafford As Jose Mourinho Names Man United Star As 1st Player He Will Sign for Roma

Oluwatomiwa Babalola
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM

- David De Gea has emerged as a top target for new Roma boss Jose Mourinho

- The Spanish goalkeeper has a deal with Man United until the summer of 2023

- But the 'Special One' wants to make De Gea his first signing for his new club

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Jose Mourinho has reportedly made signing Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea for Roma his priority this summer.

The 58-year-old was appointed as the new manager for The She-Wolf barely two weeks after Tottenham Hotspur fired him.

He will replace compatriot Paulo Fonseca at the end of this season with his contract due to run out at the end of the 2023-24 season.

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Having managed the Spaniard during his reign at Old Trafford, the 'Special One' already made the 30-year-old one of his top targets this campaign.

Panic at Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho names Man United star as 1st player he will sign for Roma
David De Gea in action for Manchester United during their Europa League clash vs Roma on May 6. Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP
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However, Mourinho will have the Red Devils board to contend with over the signing of the goalkeeper whose current deal with the Premier League outfit will not expire until 2023.

Although the former Atletico Madrid shot-stopper is not sure of his number one status at the club with Dean Henderson already contending with him for the position according to SunSport quoting Todofichajes.

He has missed a number of games after flying to Spain to witness the birth of his child and since his return, he has struggled to regain his place.

De Gea has made 33 appearances for his club this season - keeping 12 clean sheets and conceding goals in the process.

The Spaniard has played 438 times for the club, winning their Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award a record four times. He has won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, and Europa League. earlier reported Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been conspicuously absent from his team’s last few games, begging concern from fans.

Prior to the Crystal Palace game, Solskjaer confirmed De Gea was missing from the squad due to ‘personal reasons’ but did not divulge further.

Days later, De Gea finally let his fans in on what was really going on and it is quite delightful as he recently welcomed his first baby with his long-time partner, Edurne Garcia.

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