One requirement has been met, two remain – Man United fans are eager to welcome De Gea back to Carrington after a major task has been completed

Manchester United, in an unexpected turn of events, elected not to follow the unambiguous warning issued by coaching assistant Benni McCarthy during the summer transfer window.

McCarthy was particularly concerned by the departure of David de Gea from the club, and the coach had already stated his strong dissatisfaction.

De Gea’s 12-year stint with Manchester United came to an end in July, resulting in his departure. With 545 appearances in various competitions, he was a team staple.

Despite the club’s efforts to obtain a new deal for the Spanish custodian, a definitive agreement could not be reached.

The debate regarding De Gea’s departure heated up after The Athletic reported that he had accepted a new contract with considerably lower terms.

Manchester United, on the other hand, elected not to proceed with the signed deal and instead provided an alternate proposition with a reduced wage.

As a result of his refusal to accept the newest offer, De Gea became a free agent. Manchester United quickly signed Andre Onana as their new number one custodian.

Notably, six weeks before De Gea’s departure, Benni McCarthy revealed his thoughts on the matter. McCarthy, who joined the first-team coaching staff in July, largely focused on the attackers but also keeping an eye on the entire group.

During an interview with South African radio station 947 Joburg, he asserted unequivocally that Manchester United should not let De Gea depart.

McCarthy’s comments in June emphasised his respect for De Gea’s league campaign, emphasising him 17 clean sheets and constant excellence.

He stated that De Gea was one of the best goalkeepers he had ever seen or worked with. McCarthy’s frequent encounters with De Gea offered him with unique insights and strengthened his opinion that the club’s custodian was irreplaceable.

Despite McCarthy’s passionate plea, Manchester United allowed De Gea to leave, and the seasoned custodian is still looking for a new team.

With Andre Onana struggling to adjust to life in the Premier League, some may question the prudence of parting ways with the long-serving Spaniard.

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