Former Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has revealed that Erik ten Hag has been in touch to apologise, following a series of high profile howlers made by his replacement, Andrè Onana.
With sporting analysts Opta releasing data confirming Onana has a save percentage of 0.001% since joining United, it is understood that ten Hag sent a 4am message to the Spaniard declaring his love for the player and his sorrow over the way they parted ways, paving the way for a reunion.
“You up?” ten Hag asked late on Tuesday night following his side’s error-strewn performance at Old Trafford earlier that evening, to which his former goalkeeper did not respond.
He received a follow up on Wednesday. “hey m8, got the bt goals show and a cheeky nandos if you fancy some UCL and chill?” and three smiley faces, to which De Gea replied “Nah mate, working on passing ball to teammates this evening” followed by a nail-painting emoji.
Several hours later ten Hag is then seen to respond, “ok m8 I get it, soz fir evrythin feel like pure sh*t just want u back x”.
Our sources explained how the Dutch manager has devised a plan to use both his new keeper and old one following several gaffes from De Gea’s replacement.
“Erik apologised and wanted to outline his plan to move Onana into a deep lying playmaker role where he can utilise the ball playing skills of the Cameroonian and basically keep him as far away from the goal as possible”.
And we have been told the 32-year-old ex-United man might be keen on a return.
“David likes the idea of reuniting with former team-mate and fellow Premier League winner Jonny Evans,” a close associate sad.
“He also believes they should also bring back Tom Cleverley, Chris Smalling and Anderson as they’d do better jobs than Antony, Mason Mount and Marcus Rashford.”
De Gea, who remains without a club, is understood to be open to a return to the club where he spent 12 years winning five major trophies in the process, and this news could not come soon enough for his family who have just about had enough of him being “between jobs”.
“He’s been staying up all night playing the Xbox, sleeping on the sofa all day, making hundreds of trips to McDonalds on his e-scooter, and hanging around the park with his mates vaping.
“It’s time for him to get a real job,” confirmed an irritated close friend of the Spaniard.
Further news coming from Old Trafford surrounds the release of VAR audio from their Champions League defeat to Galatasaray.
Having lost 3-2 to a side who haven’t won away in the Champions League for the best part of 10 years, it is understood the sought after audio which consists of five VAR executives laughing hysterically for 90 minutes will be released to the media later this week.
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