Fans’ view: Would you be happy if Jasper Cillessen replaced David de Gea at Manchester United?

Fans’ view: Would you be happy if Jasper Cillessen replaced David de Gea at Manchester United?

The news that reported Manchester United target Jasper Cillessen will miss the first leg of Ajax’s Champions League tie against Rapid Wien on Wednesday due to injury has sent the rumour mill into overdrive.

If Cillessen doesn’t play, he will avoid being cup-tied for the competition, meaning he would still be a viable transfer option for Man United if David de Gea leaves for Real Madrid.

Of course, anyone would be a downgrade on De Gea but Cillessen’s potential arrival has divided opinion amongst the United faithful.

We asked our Twitter followers for their thoughts on whether or not they would be happy if the 26-year-old moved to Old Trafford:

Cillessen is relatively inexperienced on the biggest stage, although he did star in the World Cup semi-finals under van Gaal last summer.

However, his peak years are very much ahead of him. Van Gaal and goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek will know everything about Cillessen and, at the end of the day, it is only their opinion that matters. The hope for United fans is that they know what they’re doing.

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Ben graduated with a first-class honours degree in Journalism from the University of Sheffield and he was The Peoples Person's co-editor between March 2015-16. He is now a regular contributor and freelancer.