June 20, 2024

Erik ten Hag has reportedly blocked Tom Heaton’s move to Luton Town, which really does indicate that time is up for David De Gea.

For some time now it has really been in the balance as to whether David De Gea will stay or leave Manchester United. De Gea was signed from Atletico Madrid under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2011.

The Spaniard is the only remaining Premier League title winner and has won United’s Player of the Year award four times.

Now it looks like the Red Devils are to have no remaining Premier League winners in their ranks after news has just broken about Tom Heaton having a move blocked to Luton Town.

 

 

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Tom Heaton’s move to Luton Town is blocked

As per the Telegraph, Erik ten Hag has blocked a move for second-choice goalkeeper Tom Heaton to newly-promoted Luton Town.

Heaton would’ve been number one at Luton and is believed to have wanted away from Old Trafford this summer.

Luton manager Rob Edwards wanted the 37-year-old in order to give his team some much-needed Premier League experience next season – amidst a squad of top-flight virgins.

The United boss had other plans though, with ten Hag telling Heaton that he will not be allowed to leave the club this summer despite the fact he wants to be a Premier League regular.

 

 

 

 

Why does this mean David De Gea will leave?

As the Telegraph suggests, blocking Tom Heaton’s move to Luton Town follows United’s decision to withdraw their contract offer to David de Gea.

United will keep Heaton as backup and then will seek out a new goalkeeper in the coming days.

The most likely candidate is Andre Onana, who United have really stepped up their interest in recently.

This should all materialise in the next few days if not hours – with De Gea’s contract ticking down. He will eventually become a free agent. A sad ending for someone who has been a fantastic servant to the club.

 

 

Ex-Luton and Manchester United keeper Carrick passes away

Former Luton goalkeeper Willie Carrick has sadly passed away at the age of 70.

The stopper moved to Kenilworth Road from Manchester United in 1972, making four Division Two appearances during the following season, with Town remaining unbeaten in all of them.

He then featured for Chelmsford City, while becoming manager of Witham Town and Basildon United, as a statement on the Hatters’ website said: “Born in Dublin, Willie was one of the many boys hooked out of junior football and whisked straight over to Old Trafford to join Manchester United.

 

 

Former Luton stopper Willie Carrick has passed away

“After five years there, during which time he had signed professional forms at the age of 18, the young goalkeeper found himself down the pecking order and so took up the offer by Luton manager Harry Haslam to move to Kenilworth Road in the summer of 1972.

“Unfortunately, he found his opportunities at Luton limited to four league outings in the 1972/73 season, including the brilliant televised 2-2 home draw with Burnley.

“With Graham Horn coming on the scene to vie with number one Keith Barber, Carrick moved on to Chelmsford where he made over 250 appearances.

“After playing for several other sides in Essex and Hertfordshire and also having spells as manager of Witham Town and Basildon United he then worked for Proctor and Gamble in Thurrock for many years.

“Our condolences go out to all his family and friends.”

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