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Manchester United target Real Madrid keeper Casillas

by Pat McGatt. Published Wed 23 Jan 2013 13:00, last updated: 23/01/13

According to reports Real Madrid skipper Iker Casillas has emerged as a surprise target for Manchester United.

The Telegraph claims United are actively searching for an experienced and imposing goalkeeper to replace David de Gea at the end of the season.

It is understood that United have been monitoring Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic and Galatasaray’s Uruguay international, Fernando Muslera.

The decision by Barcelona’s Victor Valdes to reject a new contract at Barcelona will ensure that United consider the 31-year-old, while the uncertain future of Real Madrid’s Casillas could present United manager Sir Alex Ferguson with the opportunity to recruit a goalkeeper regarded by many as the best in the world.

Both Barcelona and Real are monitoring De Gea’s situation because of persistent rumours of his unhappiness in Manchester.

De Gea came in for criticism for his part in Spurs’ stoppage-time equaliser at the weekend when he chose to punch rather than catch the ball, so allowing the hosts one final attack which culminated in Clint Dempsey firing home.


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"Casillas is a very good goalkeepr but it wise to maintain De Gea for one reason. He has age in his favor and I think we can take that chance" V. Aloysius Wesseh, Zwedru City, Liberia around 2 years ago

"I think De Gea is overrated as a keeper. He makes far too many mistakes which r easily avoidable if u r a 1St class keeper. Casillas welcom" cynrol, ug around 2 years ago

"Degea is gelling well and i dont think it is the right thing to do to Degea.succes does not come once.you got to work hard and be patient OK" Victor Alago, NAIROBI around 2 years ago

"He is the best keeper in the world & for united this will be a great move" rickykaka, maharashtra around 2 years ago

"I want him to go because that club will better for him" Erne Montrevil, Bradenton around 2 years ago

"Casillas is at the biggest club in the World at Real and has his best years ahead of him. Real can win the Champions League this year." Ronan Conlon, Ireland around 2 years ago

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