Cryptic De Gea sparks concern among Man United fans

‘Has this got to do with his future?’: David de Gea sparks concern among Manchester United fans with a cryptic post of Japanese anime character Naruto trying to pull a barbed wire fence out of his way

  • David de Gea recently lost his place as Manchester United’s No 1 goalkeeper
  • Dean Henderson has replaced him between the sticks for Premier League games
  • It is not yet known if De Gea will start in goal in United’s Europa League final 

Goalkeeper David de Gea has sparked intrigue among Manchester United fans with a cryptic post on his Instagram story.

The United stopper has endured a testing few weeks after losing his place as the club’s No 1 to Dean Henderson and has been tipped with a departure from Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.

On Monday, De Gea posted a picture of the Japanese animated character Naruto behind a barbed wire fence, trying to pull it out of his way.

David de Gea’s latest Instagram post left Manchester United fans pondering a deeper meaning

De Gea recently lost his place as Manchester United’s first choice keeper to Dean Henderson

De Gea has had to make do with a place on the United bench for their Premier League matches

It didn’t take long for United fans to wonder whether the Spaniard was making a thinly veiled public statement about his future at the club and his feelings about losing his place.

‘On @DeGea Instagram story, has this got to do with his future?’ asked one supporter, while another said: ‘Still my No 1 keeper’. 

A different United supporter simply tweeted a screenshot of the post on his story saying ‘Dave’ with a sad face emoji. 

Since losing his spot to Henderson for United’s Premier League campaign, De Gea has been used solely for the Europa League.

The Independent recently reported that while this has been a balancing act manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has maintained recently, there is still a chance Henderson could return between the sticks for the Europa League final in Gdansk against Unai Emery’s Villarreal later this month.

Furthermore, De Gea has been linked with a move to Roma in the summer, where former United manager Jose Mourinho is taking over once the present season is over.

Mourinho was a shock announcement at the Serie A club last week, with Paolo Fonseca shown the door just days after Roma lost to United 6-2 in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final.

Roma won the return leg 3-2 but United advanced into the final with an 6-5 aggregate win. 

De Gea played in United’s Europa League semi-final but it is yet to be seen if he starts the final

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