De Gea appears to hit out at Man United ‘circus’ in latest cryptic tweet
David de Gea has dropped another cryptic tweet after his Manchester United contract expired.
The Spaniard’s future remains up in the air after his contract expired at Old Trafford on June 30.
De Gea is technically a free agent, but United have remained in talks with their long-standing No.1 over a possible new deal.
It is understood De Gea signed fresh terms before his old contract expired, only for the Red Devils to retract their offer.
Now, his future at United appears to depend on the club’s pursuit of Andre Onana.
However, the 32-year-old appears to be in the dark as much as everyone else.
He took to Twitter to simply post an emoji of a juggler, perhaps indicating that the fiasco has become something of a circus.
It is not entirely clear what De Gea’s tweet means, but it is the latest in a string of cryptic messages.
The shot-stopper tweeted a yawning emoji on June 28 and then wrote ‘life is beautiful’ on July 1.
United have been interested in signing Inter Milan’s Onana this summer and are in talks with the Italian club.
The Red Devils believe that a package deal worth a total of £45m will be enough to entice the Nerazzurri into selling the Cameroon international.
Erik ten Hag is keen on a goalkeeper that can play out from the back and is good with his feet, something that cannot be strictly said of De Gea.
The former Atletico Madrid star is a brilliant shot-stopper and has been United’s hero on numerous occasions.
No one has won the club’s Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award more than De Gea, who has lifted four of them, drawing level with Cristiano Ronaldo.
But Ten Hag knows Onana well from their time together at Ajax and fits his way of playing perfectly.
The 27-year-old was also one of Inter’s key performers in the Champions League as they reached the final, which they lost against Manchester City.
Nevertheless, De Gea is an undoubted legend at Old Trafford and the ongoing mystery over his future has not shone a good light on United.
Rio Ferdinand, who shared a dressing room with the Spain international at United, was particularly critical of his old club.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, he said: “It’s a funny situation. Whether you think David de Gea is good enough for Manchester United anymore is up for debate.
“I’m just a little bit gutted with how the club have handled this. It comes down to communication.
“I think Manchester United need to learn from this. They have made mistakes before with big players leaving the club in the past.
“Big players have left the club feeling like they’ve not been treated well. No one has the divine right to leave a club on their own terms but you want your players – especially the ones that have been there a long time and served the club well – to leave with a nice taste in their mouth.
“All it comes down to is communication. A little bit of appreciation. A little bit of understanding. Thinking you know what, we probably need to do this a little bit better.
“You owe it to a player that has been there that long to ensure they leave the club on half-decent terms at least.”