Manchester United fans fear the worst for David de Gea’s fate after Juan Mata’s emotional tribute.
The Spanish playmaker has decided to end his eight-year stay at the club. He made 285 appearances in all competitions. He has decided to leave the club after his contract expired this month. The club also reduced their wages.
Rumours had circulated that the ex-Chelsea star might be able to move straight into a coaching position, but the veteran player isn’t ready to give up his playing career just yet. Erik ten Hag will feel a loss when the midfielder is gone due to his close relationships in the dressing room.
De Gea was one of his closest friends at United, and the goalkeeper was particularly emotional about Mata’s passing. To honor his friend, he even wrote a fitting tribute on his Instagram.
“Thought this would be a very difficult one to express into words but when I thought about it more, the main feeling I am left with is happiness,”He wrote. “This guy has been a teammate, a friend and is my family. The ultimate professional, one of the best players and people you could have grace your life.
“I’m so thankful to have been on so many journeys with you, happy that our paths crossed, and we shared a dressing room together. I love you my brother, I wish you everything and absolutely nothing but joy and success in your next stage of an unbelievable career.”
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However, United fans saw it as a warning sign that the 31-yearold’s Old Trafford career may be in jeopardy. One fan commented: “Mannn i’m over here thinking De Gea’s leaving too.”Another writer wrote: “You’re one person that deserves something from this United team. I hope this season we can at least get a trophy, because I’m so sure you’ll be leaving very soon.”
“Dude wants to leave,”Another person said this while the supporter was almost at begging for this reply: “Please don’t even think of to leave, you are currently our best player, keep Ronaldo aside. You are a legend already.”
De Gea won’t be leaving this summer, despite being contacted by Juventus and Real Madrid in the past. The Spanish stopper was named United’s Players’ player of the year for a record fourth consecutive time. He was also an ever-present for the Red Devils from 2021-22. Dean Henderson is now on his way with Newcastle hot favourites, to capture him up. He was unable to remove the Spaniard from United’s first-team.