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Could Kasper Schmeichel replace David de Gea?.

Kasper Schmeichel could replace David de Gea at Manchester United

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Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs is reportedly keen on signing Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

As reported by The Sun, the Red Devils could make a move for Schmeichel - son of the club's legendary 'keeper Peter - if David de Gea leaves the club for Real Madrid. 

De Gea has long been linked with a move to the Bernabeu but a return to the Spanish capital failed to materialise in the summer transfer window. 

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In fact, the shot-stopper signed a new long-term contract in Manchester but it appears that he could still leave the club behind. 

With a transfer ban on the horizon for Real Madrid, the same report from The Sun claims that the club could swoop for De Gea in this transfer window. 

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United certainly won't want to sell De Gea - the goalkeeper has been in tremendous form once again this season - but it appears that Schmeichel is on the club's radar if the Spaniard departs. 

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Schmeichel credentials

It's not exactly surprising that United are eyeing the Leicester City ace. Ultimately, the shot-stopper has been one of the standout goalkeepers in the Premier League this season. 

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But Schmeichel is by no means a youngster. He may well have a baby face - similar to United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - but he is actually 29-years-old. Of course, 29 isn't exactly old for a goalkeeper, but he's certainly nowhere near the standard of De Gea and four years older than his counterpart. 

Manchester United fans: would Schmeichel be good enough to replace De Gea? Have your say below! 

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Topics:
David de Gea
Kasper Schmeichel
Premier League
Football
Ryan Giggs
Manchester United

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