Man Utd information: David De Gea substitute recognized in shock transfer by Jose Mourinho


MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly targeting Mat Ryan to replace David De Gea at Manchester United.

The Brighton stopper has impressed in England since joining the Seagulls in 2017 and is now a regular in Chris Hughton’s side.

And the Australia international has seemingly caught the eye of Man United boss Jose Mourinho, who are planning for life without De Gea.

The Spain international is yet to sign a new deal at Old Trafford and looks intent on leaving the club.

Mourinho admitted recently that he was “not confident” of keeping him and a move back to Spain could be on the cards.

European champions Real Madrid have been linked with De Gea for years and if it wasn’t for a deadline day mix up, he would have already moved to the Bernabeu.

But the former Atletico star’s dream of a return to Madrid was wrecked when Real signed Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea in the summer.

According to The Sun, the Red Devils believe Ryan, who joined Brighton from Valencia for £5m, could be the man to replace him between the sticks.

Hughton’s south-coast side have won their last three games by the same 1-0 scoreline, with Ryan’s performances praised.

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Man Utd are though to be eyeing up Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan (Pic: GETTY)

The 26-year-old still has more than three years to run on his contract but United bosses could try and engineer a move.

While Hughton would be reluctant to lose his star stopper, it would be difficult to stand in his way if United come in with a decent offer.

After breaking through with A-League side Central Coast Mariners, Ryan secured a move to Europe in 2013 with Belgian side Club Brugge before short stints with Valencia and Genk.

Now could be the time for him to make the step up and join the 13-time Premier League champions.

The report also adds that Juventus are keen to land De Gea but Paris Saint-Germain will offer the 27-year-old anything he wants to help them fulfil their ambition of building a side capable of finally winning the Champions League.

De Gea has been at United since 2011 and has won the Premier League along with the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League.

He has made 327 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions.


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