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Man Utd’s reasonable decision on the transfer market

21 Mar 2022 | 12:08 | Football

 The Old Trafford team is expected to experience a very busy transfer window in the upcoming summer.

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This season, Dean Henderson is expected to replace David De Gea and become the number one choice in the wooden frame of Manchester United. However, luck did not smile on Henderson, when he contracted COVID-19 and was forced to miss both the preparation period and the start of the season.

Seizing the above opportunity, De Gea exploded strongly and regained his form with a series of stellar saves. After all, after returning, Henderson has to stick with the bench until now, because of course Man Utd has no reason to “depose” De Gea.

So far, Henderson has only had 3 starts in all competitions, and with Man Utd trying to extend De Gea’s contract, Henderson’s situation may not be better next season. . Therefore, the English goalkeeper has planned to leave Old Trafford next summer in search of regular playing opportunities.
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On the Man Utd side, they will part with another goalkeeper at the end of the season, Lee Grant, whose contract is about to expire and in fact he has never been seen as a useful element of the Red Devils. Therefore, the Old Trafford team only has Tom Heaton as a backup plan for De Gea, and it can be said that they have just made the right decision on the transfer market.

Specifically, the British media confirmed that Man Utd planned to recruit a quality goalkeeper to replace Henderson. One of the targets that the Red Devils are targeting is Benjamin Siegrist, a name that is still quite unfamiliar to fans. Currently, Siegrist is playing for Dundee United, and Man Utd is said to have sent scouts to “see” this star in the confrontation with Celtic.
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Similar to Heaton, Johnstone also started with Carrington. 

Another option that is also in the sights of Man Utd is Sam Johnstone, a name that is too familiar to Red Devils fans because he is a product from the Carrington Training Academy. Currently, Johnstone is still playing for West Brom, but this club’s poor performance this season could cause him to leave in the summer. 

It is worth mentioning that the contracts of both Johnstone and Siegrist with the host club will expire at the end of the season, creating conditions for Man Utd to recruit them on a free transfer. It can be said that, although necessary, the goalkeeper is not a position that Man Utd needs to drastically strengthen, and obviously, they do not need to spend too much money to improve this area. It can be said that the Red Devils were really wise in their plan.