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Manchester United target breaks silence on replacing David de Gea after FA Cup defeat



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Manchester United on Saturday fell to a 2-1 defeat against rivals Manchester City in the FA Cup final at Wembley with the Red Devils goalie David de Gea coming under fire.

Former United captain Roy Keane was quick to urge the club to replace De Gea after his failure to stop Ilkay Gundogan’s second goal.

‘They need a new goalkeeper and world-class striker, I’m sick of saying it!’ Keane told ITV.

‘De Gea’s not good enough, he is not going to be the one to take United back to winning trophies.’

However, Erik ten Hag defended De Gea in the wake of United’s FA Cup final defeat.

‘In this moment, I don’t want to talk about such issues of criticism because we played all a great season, including David De Gea, he played a fantastic season,’ the United manager said.

Though National Daily learnt that United have agreed a contract extension with De Gea, whose deal expires at the end of the month, the Spaniard meanwhile has endured criticisms after several below-par performances this season thereby giving rise to the Red Devils keeping Porto’s goal stopper Diogo Costa on their radar.

Diogo Costa however has reacting to the transfer speculation linking him with a move to United this summer maintained that he hopes to remain at Porto.

The 23-year-old Costa has been tipped to compete with De Gea for a place at United

The Portuguese who came through Porto’s academy before making his first-team debut in 2019, is among the goalkeepers on United’s radar, with his impressive distribution

When asked directly about a possible move to United after Porto’s Portuguese Cup on Sunday, Costa replied: ‘That’s the internet.’

Costa then added: ‘It is a happiness and an honour to play for my favourite club.

‘What they say is what they say, there is nothing concrete, I have a contract until 2027 and I hope to continue, let’s see.’

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