Manchester United fans are passionately pleading for David de Gea’s return after a heartwarming reunion with a former teammate.
The veteran goalkeeper recently shared a snapshot where he’s seen alongside Bruno Fernandes while actively exploring opportunities for his next club.
In the same spirit, Fernandes also posted this picture, including De Gea, along with Tom Heaton, Raphael Varane, and Victor Lindelof.
De Gea has been without a club since his contract with Manchester United expired last summer. He’s been playfully teasing fans with hints of a potential return in recent weeks. In fact, he made an appearance at a women’s team match earlier this month, showing his continued affection for the club.
During his visit to the city to clear out his home, De Gea met up with current Manchester United player Sergio Reguilon, which further fueled speculation.
The latest snapshot of De Gea and Fernandes, donning the colors of their eSports team, Rebels Gaming, sent fans into a frenzy. De Gea founded the team in 2021, with both Fernandes and Juan Mata joining as stakeholders.
With the picture, De Gea captioned, “Together again.”
Devoted supporters wasted no time in expressing their desire for his return, with one fan urging, “Get back to the team. We have many challenges ahead.”
Another enthusiast added, “Manchester United needs you, bro.”
A third fan simply wrote, “Bring him back.”
Fernandes also shared a photo on Instagram, showcasing their catch-up moment, flanked by teammates Tom Heaton, Raphael Varane, and Victor Lindelof.
De Gea reciprocated with warmth in the comments section, writing a heartfelt “Brothers.”
Since leaving Manchester United, De Gea, at just 32 years old, has faced difficulty finding a new team. There have been whispers of him even contemplating retirement. This is a player who made 545 appearances for the club and secured eight significant trophies during his impressive twelve-year tenure, including a league title and the Europa League.