Alan Hutton has insisted Martin Dubravka will be second choice to David de Gea if he joins Man United.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Tottenham and Aston Villa defender said Dubravka will have the chance to fight for the top goalkeeper spot.
On Saturday (27 August), a source told this site that United have agreed personal terms with the Newcastle United goalkeeper.
Great fight again, clean sheet and a victory 🔒 pic.twitter.com/cOyXUF8Utl
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) August 27, 2022
The Red Devils have offered Newcastle a loan-to-buy deal that will see the Slovakia international join Old Trafford for £5million at the end of the season.
The 33-year-old was left out of the matchday squad for the Magpies’ 2-1 Carabao Cup win over Tranmere Rovers on Wednesday (24 August).
He was an unused substitute in the 3-3 draw with Man City last Saturday (21 August).
When asked if Dubravka could be number one at United, Hutton told Football Insider: “He’s fallen down the pecking order at Newcastle.
“He’s number two there so how I’ll read into that is that he’s coming in to be number two. They’ve got [Tom] Heaton, Dean Henderson has left..
“De Gea had a poor game against Brentford but he’s still a very good goalkeeper. So, he’ll stay as number one for me at this moment in time.
“I think Dubravka will be able to challenge for it, depending on De Gea’s performances but I think it will be to come in as number two, someone to push him, it’s not just going to be as a backup.“