De Gea, 31, has been United’s No.1 for almost all of his time since joining United in 2011 and, in a torrid campaign for the club, is among the few players to have performed properly this season.
The Spaniard’s contract runs out subsequent summer and the Red Devils are reportedly planning an extension to his deal with incoming supervisor Erik ten Hag eager to keep the goalkeeper.
However, Phillips, the previous Sunderland striker, thinks United’s squad wants freshening up after a disappointing campaign the place they’re set to complete outside the top-four and has known as on the board to let De Gea depart.
Chatting with Football Insider, he stated: ‘For my part, I feel they should be moving him on. I believe with the new supervisor coming in, that might be one of the best plan of action.
‘You get to a stage in your profession where you’ve been at a club a very long time, like Rashford and De Gea, and things need to alter. They want fresh faces through the door – and perhaps they might even go down a youthful route.
‘I feel De Gea is on borrowed time at United together with many different players. It’ll be attention-grabbing to see if that contract materialises when Ten Hag comes in.’
After briefly losing his starting place to Dean Henderson last season, De Gea has regained some of the form which saw him named in the PFA Team of the 12 months 4 times in a row between 2014 and 2018.
In 2015, he was near leaving Old Trafford to affix Real Madrid but was denied a transfer again to Spain when paperwork was submitted after the deadline.
De Gea has been dedicated to the Red Devils ever since but may eye a transfer away from Manchester with the club nearly 5 years with out a trophy and set to embark on another overhaul of the squad.
However, speaking earlier this yr, he prompt he can be pleased to remain at United for the rest of his profession.
He informed UEFA.com: ‘I like the fact I was born in Madrid, however at the end of the day, it’s only a city. Now I really feel as if I’m from Manchester – I simply feel like anyone else from Manchester.
‘Where you’re loved and welcomed is your house. I’ve been here for a few years and, clearly, something can happen in life, in the world of football, but honestly, I don’t see myself away from Manchester United.’
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