Man Utd ‘watching’ £65m David De Gea replacement as ‘ideal’ Marcus Rashford claim made

All the latest Manchester United news as Erik ten Hag’s men prepare to face Real Betis in the Europa League.
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Manchester United are now preparing for another Europa League clash after a disappointing outing over the weekend.

The Red Devils slipped up against bottom club Southampton over the weekend, drawing at Old Trafford. Erik ten Hag’s men have struggled for consistency over recent weeks, but they did put on a strong performance in Europe last week, and they will be hoping to do the same again in their second leg against Real Betis on Thursday night, already 4-1 up.

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In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news surrounding Old Trafford.

Costa links

United may find themselves in need of a new goalkeeper this summer, yet to tie David De Gea down to a new contract.

The Spaniard is out of contract this summer, and the Red Devils may decide to allow him to leave, with De Gea one of the biggest earners at the club. Not only that, but the former Atletico Madrid stopper has shown patchy form over recent years, and United may well decide to move on.

According to Fabrizio Romano, via The United Stand YouTube channel, Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa could be the most likely option, with the Red Devils keeping an eye. Costa has a release clause of £65million.

Rashford claim

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Match of the Day pundit Danny Murphy believes Marcus Rashford should be considered as United captain.

“Captaincy has been an issue around Manchester United this season, with Harry Maguire rarely selected and Bruno Fernandes a Marmite figure to many,” he wrote in his Daily Mail column.

“Casemiro and Raphael Varane have been touted as potential alternatives. Both are world-class leaders, regardless of whether they wear the armband or not. But why not give the captaincy next season to a local lad, hugely popular with the United fanbase and maturing rapidly on and off the pitch – Marcus Rashford. Rashford would be an ideal for United considering where they are at the moment in Erik ten Hag’s team development.”

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