WATCH: Man Utd target Kobel commits speculation-ending howler

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
  • Updated: 1 Apr 2023 18:55 BST
  • 5 min read

A Manchester United target had a day to forget against Bayern Munich.

The Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel made a horrific mistake during Der Klassiker.

Defender Dayot Upamecano played a long pass from inside his own half looking for the run of Leroy Sane - with Kobel coming out to clear.

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But he only managed to get a tiny touch on the ball and it went past him.

Bayern went 3-0 up when the keeper committed another blunder - it was a strong shot from Leroy Sane that he fumbled before Thomas Muller tapped home the rebound, to pile on the misery for BVB.

Kobel recently emerged as a potential transfer target for Man Utd ahead of the summer window.

The 25-year-old had kept 12 clean sheets in 25 appearances in all competitions, including eight in the Bundesliga until his dreadful game on Saturday.

Kobel has played a crucial role in helping Dortmund maintain their top spot in the Bundesliga, with a one-point lead over Bayern.

BVB are even said to be eager to extend Kobel's contract even though he still has three years left on his current deal.

Man Utd interest in Kobel

Meanwhile, Man Utd are expected to be in the market for a new goalkeeper this summer, despite David de Gea's possible contract extension, with Tom Heaton's contract ending soon and Jack Butland on loan from Crystal Palace.

Dean Henderson is set to return from his loan spell at Nottingham Forest, but he could depart permanently.

Although De Gea has turned down the club's latest contract offer, he is expected to sign a new deal soon, having been in good form during the 2022-23 campaign.

However, his struggles with distribution have been highlighted, and several other goalkeepers, such as Brentford's David Raya and Porto's Diogo Costa, have been linked with moves to Old Trafford due to the uncertainty surrounding De Gea's future.