In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Rob Lee, who scored 34 goals in the Premier League, believes Dean Henderson replacing David De Gea would make little difference to Manchester United so the Red Devils should sell the Spaniard.
De Gea was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2011 for £22.5 million from Athletico Madrid and has gone on to win the Premier League, League Cup, FA Cup and Europa League, as well as playing under five different permanent managers. However, it now being reported that Man United are looking to cash in on the shot-stopper to generate some transfer funds for this summer.
However, with Henderson desperate to get some game time as he attempts to dislodge Jordan Pickford as England’s number one, it may mean that Man United are forced into selling one of their keepers.
Speaking on what the future holds for De Gea and if it would make that much of a difference to the team if Henderson started, Lee told FFC exclusively:
“Man United have got David De Gea there and I think I would sell him. If they can get anywhere near the prices they’re quoting, so around the £50-80 million mark, then I would.
“They’ve got Henderson there who is gagging to get in the team and I think you can spend the money in better areas of the squad than on a goalkeeper.
“He’s been a great keeper but is it going to make that much difference if Henderson goes in and De Gea comes out? I don’t think so.”
De Gea has missed the last few matches for Man United after being in Spain for the birth of his child and thus, had to isolate on his return to the UK.
The Spaniard has 434 appearances for the Red Devils and keeping 153 clean sheets in that time.