Manchester United is in complete rebuild mode. The club needs to hit the reset button and start again – from the ground up.
It’s going to be a long, drawn-out process but the sooner you get the culling of the squad underway, the quicker the positive results will start flowing once again.
What better way but to start from the back? With David de Gea’s future remaining uncertain, it is now being claimed by The Telegraph that United have now been offered the chance to sign Keylor Navas from Real Madrid.
The 32-year-old has fallen behind Thibaut Courtois in the pecking order at the Santiago Bernabeu, and with rumours suggesting De Gea could be Paris Saint-Germain-bound, the club could certainly do worse than the Costa Rican Navas.
Writer Matt Law does say that it is unclear whether United would want to move for Navas at this time with the club also showing an interest in Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak, but with De Gea’s dip in form, coupled with the fact he’s yet to put pen to paper on a new deal, it only makes sense for United to explore their options.
I like Navas, he’d be a good short-term fit and it’d give Dean Henderson another couple of years to learn and grow as a goalkeeper – at which point, the Englishman may be ready to take over as United’s long-term #1.