Thursday, December 7, 2023

De Gea considers retirement

At the age of just 32, former Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea will consider the possibility of retiring from playing football professionally unless he’s given a No. 1 role at a major club, according to The Guardian.

De Gea rose through the youth ranks at Atletico Madrid and earned first-team promotion there in d2009. In 2011, he joined Manchester United and remained the last man in the club to have lifted the Premier League trophy in 2012/13, the last season with Sir Alex Ferguson in the Old Trafford dugout, United’s 20th and last league title to date.

In the years gone since, the Spanish shot-stopper was often the best player at the club, which doesn’t say a lot of good about the United teams he’s played in under Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Ralf Rangnick, and eventually Erik ten Hag. But apart from the one Premier League title, De Gea left United with one Europa League trophy, one FA Cup, two League Cups, and three Community Shields. In all competitions, he stood between the posts for the 20-time English champions on 545 occasions, conceding 590 goals and keeping 190 clean sheets. He also represented his country 45 times.

Apparently, De Gea rejected offers to continue his career in Saudi Arabia following the expiration of his United contract this summer, and for the time being, he remains a free agent.


Veselin Trajkovic

Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on seven different football blogs.



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