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Man Utd interested in signing Djordje Petrovic, see him as a back-up goalkeeper

Manchester United are interested in signing New England Revolution star Djordje Petrovic for the back-up goalkeeper role, according to Manchester Evening News.

The Red Devils are currently unsure over the contract situation of David de Gea with his deal expiring on June 30. The Spaniard has no desire to accepting a pay-cut and could leave as a free agent next month.

With this in mind, United have started looking for a new number one, and reports have claimed that Inter Milan’s Andre Onana is the priority target for the club.

Meanwhile, it appears United are also eyeing a deputy shot-stopper ahead of next season with Dean Henderson likely to leave Old Trafford permanently.

Tom Heaton could also head for the exit door in the search for playing time, and Manchester Evening News claim that Djordje is being closely monitored.

The 23-year-old, who is also on the radar of several Premier League clubs, is a target for the Red Devils, but they have yet to make any contact for him.

Petrovic would be a decent deputy goalkeeper

Petrovic joined New England Revolution in April last year as a replacement for Matt Turner.

The Serbia international had a brilliant debut season in Major League Soccer. He made 3.9 saves per game with an impressive save percentage of 76.

Despite this, he is not the best when it comes to distributing from the back, and it is a reason why United are not considering him for the number one role.

He averaged just 16 passes per appearance with an accuracy of 62 per cent. Petrovic registered five long balls per game with an accuracy of only 34 per cent.

In our view, Petrovic would be a decent acquisition with his strong reflexes. United need a young shot-stopper as back-up with Heaton no longer in his prime.

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