Manchester United fans have grown increasingly concerned following the breaking news that Real Madrid have appointed Spain manager Julen Lopetegui as their next boss.
The reason is obviously because of what it could mean for the future of David de Gea who has become increasingly quiet in his responses to his future.
Madrid have flirted with signing the Spaniard for many seasons now and a transfer could finally happen this time around due to Lopetegui’s influence.
The pair are set to spend up to a month together as the World Cup begins and the goalkeeper wouldn’t need much convincing to make the switch.
It’s now down to Jose Mourinho to keep David and it’ll certainly take a lot of work to ensure that he can do so.
Interesting that David de Gea is to spend the next month with the new Real Madrid manager.
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) June 12, 2018
Initial thoughts to Lopetegui as Madrid boss:
– Bale's going to spending most of the summer wondering where he fits, without a boss to hear from.
– Lopetegui's going to spend most of the summer in David De Gea's ear.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) June 12, 2018
New Real Madrid manager the current Spanish coach. De Gea spending a whole month with him…..Hope we've got some agreement in place because that's a concern #MUFC
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) June 12, 2018
Julen Lopetegui New Madrid manager! Will take over after managing Spain in the World Cup. Currently managing De Gea….Loves Ronaldo. Didn't like Bale playing ahead of Isco and Assensio. Interesting July ahead#MUFC
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) June 12, 2018
David De Gea is going to spend a month with the next Real Madrid manager. Bet they’ll talk about the weather and their favourite snack. pic.twitter.com/rNNKPnxe4n
— The United Link 🏆 (@TheUnitedLink) June 12, 2018
The former Atletico Madrid man’s rumoured desire to move back to Spain is an unnecessary distraction that the Portuguese manager could’ve done without.
Mourinho is attempting to overhaul his squad in order to compete for the Premier League next season but may now have to turn his attention to a position he probably didn’t think needed to be addressed.
The Red Devils have already been linked with Atletico’s Jan Oblak as a replacement to De Gea but fans know it will never be the same.