Date: 4th December 2023 at 1:46pm
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Manchester United succumbed to yet another defeat on Saturday as they lost 1-0 to Newcastle United at St James’ Park. 

Anthony Gordon’s second half strike earned the Magpies all three points and allowed Eddie Howe’s side to leapfrog the Red Devils in the Premier League table.

One down side for Newcastle, however, was an injury to goalkeeper Nick Pope, who was forced off in the second half and replaced by former Man United loanee Martin Dubravka.

The England international now faces an extended spell on the sidelines, and it appears that the North East club could look to a former Manchester United ‘keeper to replace him.

According to 90min, Newcastle have been offered Spaniard David de Gea.

The report claims that the 33-year-old, who is currently available as a free agent, has been offered to the Magpies as a stopgap during Pope’s absence.

De Gea is currently without a club having left Manchester United over the summer

The Spaniard has been without a club since leaving Manchester United at the end of last season, although he was said to be the subject of interest from Saudi Arabian clubs during the recent summer transfer window.

He spent more than a decade at Old Trafford, making a total of 545 appearances across all competitions.

When his contract expired this summer, though, he was allowed to depart, despite the club initially offering him a contract extension that was later withdrawn.

Newcastle are said to be considering the possibility of signing De Gea, who was said to be one of the Premier League’s highest earners during his time in Manchester and would likely demand a significant wage.

At present, Dubravka is set to deputise for the injured Pope until his expected return in April next year.

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