Ten Hag ‘wants new Man Utd goalkeeper if transfer funds available with Raya and Diogo Costa lined up to replace De Gea’

MANCHESTER UNITED are being linked with David Raya and Diogo Costa as Erik ten Hag “can’t ignore” keeper David de Gea’s kicking problems.

The Red Devils are monitoring other stoppers despite holding talks over extending the contract of top-earner De Gea.

Manager Erik ten Hag says keeper David de Gea will ‘work’ on improvementsGetty

The Telegraph suggest a summer replacement is a strong possibility.

Boss Ten Hag‘s main transfer aim remains a new world-class striker.

Tottenham‘s Harry Kane, Napoli hero Victor Osimhen and Benfica star Goncalo Ramos are rated prime targets in that department.

But Ten Hag has admitted long-serving De Gea – United’s top earner – must work on his game.

The Spaniard, 32, almost gifted Real Betis a 2-1 lead before United stormed back for Thursday’s 4-1 Europa League last-16 first-leg win.

Ten Hag said afterwards: “From today I can’t ignore it, but I think we have seen many games he did really well.

“We work on that but David is working on that.

“There was a lot of wind, a different ball, probably he had some problems with that, but I know we can deal with it and he will do better Sunday.”


Brentford ace Raya, who has won two Spain caps, has leapt to the forefront as an alternative for next season.

But Tottenham and Chelsea are also keen on the 27-year-old.

And Porto’s Portugal keeper Costa, 23, has been on the Red Devils’ radar for several months.