David De Gea has added fuel to the fire of speculation surrounding his potential comeback to Manchester United with a cryptic social media post.
After a remarkable 12-year tenure at Old Trafford, the Spanish goalkeeper bid farewell to the Red Devils during the summer transfer window.
United made a significant investment of £43 million in Inter Milan’s Andre Onana to replace De Gea. However, Onana’s early performance at the club has been a mixed bag.
While Erik ten Hag has expressed his commitment to Onana, Manchester United is faced with the prospect of being without their goalkeeper for a month in January due to his international duties with Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Altay Bayındır, who was signed in a £4 million deal from Fenerbahce in September, has yet to make his debut for the club.
According to The Sun, De Gea, who is presently in Manchester, is reportedly in discussions with United about a potential return to provide cover for Onana.
Last summer, De Gea hinted at his exit from United as his contract neared its end by posting a ‘thinking face’ emoji on Twitter. This unusual post suggested that his time at United was coming to an end.
De Gea appears to have once again addressed the swirling rumors today through his social media activity, particularly on Twitter [X]. He posted a ‘quizzical’ face emoji, seemingly in reference to the reports regarding his return.
The possibility of De Gea’s sensational return to the north-west remains uncertain, but he is still without a club, despite being a free agent.
Erik ten Hag may face questions about De Gea when he addresses the media before Sunday’s clash against Manchester City on Friday.