Prior to kick off against rivals Arsenal on Sunday afternoon, Real Madrid target David de Gea waved to all four corners of Old Trafford, which guest MUFC TV pundit Ron Atkinson said is not a normal pre-match ritual – even for the final home game of the season.
The gesture was not picked up on Sky Sports television, but Twitter users were quick to post their thoughts on what could be considered a sign that the Spaniard has waved goodbye to the Theatre of Dreams ahead of a summer transfer to Madrid.
One user said:
De Gea individually waves to each side of stadium. Ron Atkinson confirms on MUFC that this is not a normal pre match ritual. #goodbyeDave
— TheUnitedWay (@TheUnitedWay_) May 17, 2015
The 24-year-old has been in stunning form this term – playing a pivotal role in helping the Red Devils return to the top four, and seal a place in the Champions League for next season.
Latest reports from the Telegraph claim that Manchester United are still trying to get the stopper to sign a contract extension with the club, but have conceded that he is a ‘Madrid boy’ at heart, and may not be able to resist a transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Mirror report that Los Blancos will offer £20m, plus add-ons, to land the world-class goalkeeper on a five-year deal.