Manchester United Lining Up De Gea Replacement – That Isn‰Ûªt Valdes

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Louis Van Gaal has identified Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul as the man he wants to replace David de Gea should the Spaniard leave Old Trafford in the next year.

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The 24-year-old has been constantly linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid in recent months, and a number of fine displays between the posts continue to see his stock rise.

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Carlo Ancelotti has made no secret of his desire to sign the former Atletico Madrid star, and United are now preparing to replace their current No.1 should he move to the Spanish capital.

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They are already closing in on the signing of former Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes on a free transfer to bolster their options, but it now appears United have lined up another stopper in case De Gea decides to call time on his United career.

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According to the Metro, Van Gaal is keen to bring fellow countryman Krul to the club, having worked with the shot-stopper during his time in charge of the Dutch national side.

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The 26-year-old was famously brought on as a substitute in the last minute of extra-time against Costa Rica at the World Cup due to his ability to save penalties will always be remembered as one of Van Gaal‰Ûªs strangest decisions.

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One that in the end paid off.

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