Manchester United are reportedly looking at replacements David De Gea after the Spaniard's horror showing at White Hart Lane cost the Red Devils two points at the weekend, reports The Telegraph.
De Gea's inability to deal with long balls was at fault yet again when he flapped at a cross from Benoit Assou-Ekotto in stoppage time, only for the ball to fall for Aaron Lennon, who fed Clint Dempsey to equalise for the north London club. The goal coupled with Manchester City's win over Fulham has pulled down United's lead to five points with 15 games to go. Sir Alex Ferguson is understood to have had enough of De Gea's mistakes and is now looking for an apt replacement to the 22-year-old.
Manchester United have reportedly identified Asmir Begovic of Stoke City and Pepe Reina of Liverpool as possible targets but may also look for a possible swap deal with Real Madrid for Iker Casillas, who has fallen out of favour with manager Jose Mourinho.
Madrid have previously been linked with a move for De Gea, and with the La Liga being a lot less physical than the English Premier League, it will be easier for the youngster to fit in. United may also look at Victor Valdez, who has refused to sign a new contract with Barcelona and has been linked with Liverpool.
FA Asks Ferguson for Explanation
The FA has asked Sir Alex Ferguson to explain his conduct in the match against Tottenham, where he challenged the referee for not giving some decisions in United's favour. The Scot has until Thursday to explain his position, failing which the FA will take necessary action.
"The stand-side linesman [Beck] didn't give us a thing all day. For me it was a poor performance by him. Why he never saw the penalty kick from Wayne Rooney, some other decisions, we remember him well from his time at the Chelsea game when Didier Drogba was three yards offside and he gave onside," Ferguson retorted after the game.