David de Gea's cryptic 'ice cold' emoji post sparks speculation amid Manchester United's struggles and goalkeeper Andre Onana's errors.
Manchester United's season hit another low with a disheartening defeat against Newcastle, marking their sixth loss in the Premier League this season.
The Red Devils' performance, widely criticized by pundits and fans alike, seems to have caught the attention of their former goalkeeper, David de Gea, who left a cryptic emoji on his social media, sparking widespread speculation.
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David de Gea, who left United at the end of last season after nearly 12 years and 550 appearances, shared an 'ice cold' emoji on his social media account following the defeat.
This has led to intense fan speculation that the post was yet another veiled commentary on United's ongoing struggles.
As per Daily Mail, TNT Sports's analyst Jermaine Jenas observed that "some of the players' body language suggested dissatisfaction, either with the tactics or their positions on the pitch," adding to the brewing unrest at Old Trafford.
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Erik ten Hag's frustration was palpable on the sidelines as United remain seventh in the league table. However, they face the risk of slipping further if Brighton secures a win against Chelsea.
De Gea's departure from the club was marked by a failure to agree on a new deal, and since then, he has been a free agent, intriguingly linked with a return to Old Trafford.
Last year, when his future at United was uncertain, De Gea frequently resorted to similar enigmatic posts.
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His successor, Andre Onana, brought in for a hefty £47.2 million, has shown prowess with the ball at his feet but has been prone to costly errors.
His recent performance against Galatasaray in the Champions League, where he conceded two goals leading to a 3-3 draw, has only amplified concerns about United's goalkeeping situation.
The 33-year-old Spaniard's cryptic social media presence has been a talking point among fans and analysts.
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"De Gea's emoji game has always been a window into his thoughts," says a long-time United follower. "The ice cold emoji could be a subtle dig at the current state of affairs at the club, or perhaps a reflection of his own cool demeanor amidst the turmoil."
De Gea's future remains a topic of discussion, with some suggesting he could re-join United, especially with the African Cup of Nations approaching and Onana expected to represent Cameroon.
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