Man United must challenge Tottenham and West Ham to sign Sam Johnstone from West Brom, according to reports.
David De Gea He is in his 10th season at Old Trafford. It has been his number one throughout his time at the club, but his status has been questioned this season.
After impressing with Sheffield United, Dean Henderson returned to the Red Devils last summer.
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De Gea became United’s top pick at the beginning of this period. But lately Henderson has been preferred.
ESPN have reported that De Gea is likely to leave Man United this summer with Henderson now seen as his number one. Quoted by The expressOle Gunnar Solskjaer recently suggested that United goalkeepers are a tight-knit group:
“Of course they want to play, Dean gave it his all because everyone wants that place on the team. David is doing it too and it’s a healthy game.
“The janitor departments are a very close-knit group. They work together in preparation, have different gym sessions, individual sessions [to the rest of the squad], they stay more united.
“Naturally they bond and the atmosphere in the goalkeeping department is excellent. But it is a healthy game.
“Both are important, everyone wants to play. It’s the same before [the club’s other goalkeepers] Lee Grant, Nathan Bishop and Sergio Romero: they want to play and that is a game that I like. David has been a great goalkeeper and continues to be. He is working to prepare when he plays.
Whether it’s Dean or David, I feel very comfortable with both. I’m very happy that none of them are happy not to play. «
With De Gea likely leaving, the Red Devils are looking for a new goalkeeper to challenge Henderson.
The same ESPN report suggests that Man United will compete with Tottenham and West Ham for the signing of Johnstone. Added to this is that West Brom values it at £ 18 million.
They add that United could get Johnstone for a lower fee as they still have a resale clause for their former goalkeeper. He left the Red Devils in 2018 to join the Baggies for around £ 6.5 million.