Manchester United have criticised the loan signing of goalkeeper Martin Dubravka as ‘pointless’.
Newcastle have decided to recall Dubravka from his loan spell after he only appeared twice for Erik ten Hag’s side, both in the Carabao Cup.
Dubravka failed to keep a clean sheet against Aston Villa and Burnley, leaving fans wondering why he was signed in the first place. Despite joining on a season-long loan, Newcastle had the option to recall him in January and have chosen to bring him back to St James’ Park as soon as possible.
According to one United fan, the signing of Dubravka was pointless..
‘Dubravka was such a useless signing,’ they wrote. Essentially, a player’s wages were paid for six months with no return.
Another said they aren’t surprised Dubravka was recalled because he was ‘below par’.
‘Newcastle have recalled Martin Dbravka,’ they wrote. Nobody seems to care, in my opinion. He was underperforming.
Another fan described the deal as ‘pointless’. ‘So we got Dbravka on loan, he tried his hardest to throw games for us, and then Newcastle recalled him just three months later,’ they wrote. That was meaningless.’
Newcastle will now sell Dubravka, according to one fan. ‘A loan that has been a waste of time for us, Newcastle, and Dubravka himself, so it makes sense to end it,’ they wrote. He barely played and didn’t score..
He’s good enough to start elsewhere and isn’t displacing Nick Pope, so perhaps Newcastle will sell him…
Dubravka joined Newcastle on loan from Sparta Prague in January 2018.
He went on to play 130 times for the Magpies before being pushed down the pecking order by the signing of Nick Pope.
Meanwhile, Manchester United have Tom Heaton and Nathan Bishop as backups for David de Gea but will wait to see if they need to bring in another goalkeeper..