Martin Dubravka makes revealing Manchester United admission ahead of Newcastle United talks

Martin Dubravka has only played once for Manchester United after being loaned out by Newcastle United in the summer.

Martin Dubravka insists he is enjoying life at Manchester United, despite having made just one appearance since the end of his season-long loan spell at Newcastle United in the summer.

Magpies manager Eddie Howe has reluctantly sanctioned the goalkeeper’s move to Old Trafford after Dubravka expressed a desire to go ahead with the move – with the arrival of Nick Pope from Burnley bringing further competition .

Although David de Gea is the undisputed No.1 for the Red Devils, Dubravka was thought to come into contention for the club’s Europa League fixtures but was overlooked in their six group matches.

Last week, the Slovak finally made his long-awaited debut as Man United beat Aston Villa 4-2 to advance to the Carabao Cup last 16, where they face Burnley in the next round.

Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is on loan at Manchester United. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Speaking after the Villa game, the 33-year-old told MUFCTV: “I came here to enjoy this game because it’s not often you get the chance to play. Obviously I came here to challenge but I enjoy every minute.

“I’ve played against Man United so many times here (at Old Trafford) but now I’m representing this club. I’m enjoying every moment because it’s not that often.

“I like working with him (de Gea). He’s a great lad. I came here to push and challenge, of course, but I respect David as a person. I’m glad we created a good mood around the training ground with Tom (Heaton) and the other guys. I’m enjoying every minute with them. It’s good to be here.

Ahead of the World Cup break, Howe revealed he would speak to Dubravka about his situation at Old Trafford. Newcastle have the option of recalling the Slovak in January – and Howe has left the door open for a return. The decision, however, is up to the player.

“I think he’s an outstanding goalie, really,” Howe said. “I will have a conversation with Martin over time. I won’t talk now because he’s in the middle of a busy period like us. There will be a time when I sit with him, chat and see what he wants to do next.

Newcastle United’s English head coach Eddie Howe (L) and Newcastle United’s Slovak goalkeeper Martin Dubravka (R) leave the pitch after the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at the stadium Etihad from Manchester, in the North West of England, on May 8. , 2022. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

“It’s hard for me to comment. I don’t know what’s going on at other football clubs. All I’ll say is I love Martin as a boy, he’s done brilliantly for us last year and he is an exceptional goalkeeper and I will have a conversation with him at the right time. Of course yes, the door is always open. It all depends on what Martin wants. We will take him from of the.

Dubravka, who has made 13 appearances for Newcastle since joining from Sparta Prague in January 2018, is under contract at St James’ Park until 2025.

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