The Red Devils boss supported his shot-stopper as his competition with Dean Henderson continues.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
David de Gea
is “completely wrong” and theManchester United
manager urges the Spain international to try and get the No. 1 spot from
The Red Devils shot-stopper is self-isolating following his return from Spain, where he went to see the birth of his child, letting Henderson be in the starting XI in the battle againstWest Ham
In the clashes againstCrystal Palace
, when De Gea was absent, Henderson started the games and couldn’t pull off a save in only one occasion.
David has been here for 10 years and he has been absolutely brilliant for us. He has pulled off save after save, season after season, at the highest level,
" Solskajer said.
Dean is learning. Dean is getting better and better, he's improving. There is no such thing as an undisputed No 1 here. You have got to perform.
“I'm not blind. I have seen the media in the last couple of weeks, with people writing David off. That is completely wrong. David is a top, top goalkeeper.
“He was allowed to go home for the birth of his first kid and Dean has come in and performed really well. I am sure he will play well again."
“I'd rather have three very good goalkeepers rather than none – and I am in the very fortunate position that I have got two really top ones.
“It's a great position for me to be in and it's a great challenge for the two of them.
“They know they have to perform. They have to train well, give to the team and whichever one isn't playing has to support the other one from the bench. It's a good dynamic.”
Notwithstanding several impressive seasons at Old Trafford, the 30-year-old has been under close observation recently. Since the Spanish goalkeeper joined United in 2011, he has been No. 1. He played in 434 games, contributing to a Premier League title, a Carabao Cup as well as a Europa League crown.
Henderson, on the other hand, came back to United in the summer after a productive spell at Sheffield United last season. The England international has featured in 16 games this season.