De Gea will leave United this summer claims Ferdinand

David De Gea asked to pursue a new challenge by Rio Ferdinand.

Rio Ferdinand believes De Gea should leave Old Trafford in the summer if Dean Henderson is promoted to the club’s first-choice goalkeeper.

The 30-year old missed four games last month due to the birth of his child and was expected to reclaim the starting spot on his return.

The Spaniard has made more than 400 appearances for the Red Devils but won’t settle for a No.2 role in the United squad.

Rio said: “You’ve got two options – you fight for your position, or you say, ‘that’s me done, I’m off and I’ll go somewhere else.’

“If Dean Henderson finishes the season as No 1, I don’t see De Gea staying there. No chance, I don’t see it. I think he’ll go out now.

“His wages will be a determining factor, but at the end of the day, two number ones doesn’t work.

“De Gea has been a mainstay in the team, but Ole is maybe seeing things differently now.

“He’s put Henderson in front of him in the queue. Does De Gea accept that and stay? I don’t think so.”


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