Manchester United to join West Ham United in race for Joe Hart – report

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United are set to join West Ham United in the race for Manchester City reject Joe Hart as a form of back-up if David de Gea leaves this summer, according to reports.

The England international, following a loan spell with Torino last season, will not return to the Ethiad next season after Pep Guardiola signed Ederson Moraes from Benfica.

Man United expect to keep De Gea this summer but could, according to reports, use him in a £183m deal to secure the services of both Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata, meaning a back-up option could be necessary.

And according to the Telegraph‘s Jason Burt, Mourinho sees Hart as an ideal fit if De Gea does depart for the Bernabeu this summer.

There have been players that I have come to appreciate, or at least no longer perceive as useless, as I have gradually moved away from being a 15-year-old with fixed agendas against players from rival clubs. Luis Suarez, though still a disgusting racist, is an example. Vincent Kompany serves as another.

By view on Hart, however, has always been the same: I have not forgiven him for that display against Iceland last year and, more importantly, seen nothing over the last two years to deserve the tag ‘reliable’.

The only thing with Hart you can reasonably rely on is that anybody unlucky enough to be standing in front of him in the tunnel will receive a pointless earful of expletives.

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