KEY POINTS

  • A journalist reports that Manchester United loanee Joel Pereira will leave the club this summer
  • David De Gea is being linked to a move away from Old Trafford
  • Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer addresses De Gea's situation

Two of Manchester Untied’s shot-stoppers could be on the verge of departing Old Trafford at the end of the season.

A major change in Manchester United is becoming more apparent as the season progresses--with two completely different goalkeepers are likely to leave the club.

First on the list is backup Red Devils keeper Joel Pereira. The 24-year-old’s current deal with Manchester United is set to expire in the summer, and at the moment, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side has no plans of handing the shot-stopper a contract extension, according to famed Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, who has been one of the most credible sources of transfer news in Europe.

Pereira has barely been featured under Solskjaer and only played for three games. He has featured once in the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup.

The Portuguese has been a Manchester United loanee for the most part of his stint, having had loan spells in Portugal, Belgium, Scotland, and currently with Huddersfield.

Manchester United’s longtime primary goalkeeper David De Gea, on the other hand, is also being linked to a move away from Old Trafford.

David de Gea David de Gea could make his first appearance of the season for Manchester United in Saturday's clash with Liverpool. Photo: Getty Images

Rumors have begun swirling after the Red Devils’ four-time Player of the Year started playing back-up roles in recent times. De Gea’s fall in Solskjaer’s pecking order is evidently due to the emergence of English goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

The pair have been battling for Manchester United’s No.1 goalkeeper spot this season, but it is becoming certain that De Gea’s future with the club is now in doubt.

It is also believed that De Gea’s representatives have started searching for a new club.

Former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand, who has been constantly weighing up on some issues in his former club, also thinks that Solskjaer could be “seeing things differently” about Henderson and De Gea.

“If Dean Henderson finishes the season as No. 1 [goalkeeper], I don’t see [David] De Gea staying there. No chance, I don’t see it. I think he’ll go out now,” Ferdinand told BT Sport. “His wages will be a determining factor but at the end of the day, two No. 1s doesn’t work.”

“De Gea has been a mainstay in the team but Ole is maybe seeing things differently now,” he added.

Solskjaer meanwhile, has previously insisted that despite having two “No. 1s,” De Gea will stay as a Red Devil.

"I've got two great keepers, two No. 1s," the Manchester United boss told BBC Sport. "David de Gea spent a while back home and then he had internationals so he hadn't played for about a month. He'll definitely play football for us again."