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David de Gea could leave and this is the man to replace him

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With speculation that David De Gea could soon be departing for Real Madrid, Manchester United ought to at least tentatively make plans to find a successor for the coveted Spaniard.

Should the De Gea leave and, therefore, the position of Manchester United No.1 become available, there will be no shortage of interest in succeeding De Gea at Old Trafford.

But just who would the should the club go for?

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In-house options

Junior and reserve keepers seem to come and go fairly regularly at Manchester United, Tom Heaton and Ben Amos to name but a few who have worn the gloves on the United bench but never went on to appear for the first team regularly.

Also Anders Lindegaard has failed to kick on from the run of games he had during De Gea's shaky spell early in his career, while injuries have hardly helped. It is safe to say that he will not be the man to replace De Gea were he to leave.

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An outside possibility would be the former Barcelona and Spain keeper Victor Valdes, signed by Louis an Gaal in the January window with a hugely impressive resume.

However he has failed to make a first team appearance despite his reputation leaving many to believe he may move again in the summer. At the age of 33 it is unlikely that he would be prepared to spend any more time in the reserves and may look for one last contract on the continent or possibly further afield.

The right man

The perfect fit is more likely to be the French keeper and Tottenham stopper Hugo LLoris. He has impressed hugely since signing for the London club and LVG would no doubt be looking for a keeper of his calibre were a new No.1 to be required.

Although said to be happy at Spurs, the lure of playing for the Red Devils in Europe's biggest competition would likely be enough to convince him to make the move.

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