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Scholes believes Solskjaer will keep faith in Henderson

Fri 19 March 2021 | 10:05

After taking a break to celebrate the birth of his first child, David De Gea surrendered his starting berth at Old Trafford. The Spaniard was absorbed back into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad for the second leg of a Europa League last-16 encounter with AC Milan.

However, Paul Scholes believes De Gea has lost his position in the starting line-up to Dean Henderson, he told BT Sport of United’s number one position: “I think it’s Henderson now. I think he’s taken over.

“I thought David had been lucky after the Everton game to keep his place. He made a couple of mistakes where he could’ve done better.

“Not glaringly obvious mistakes, but I just feel a bit more confident with Henderson there. It seems a little bit more relaxed.

“I don’t want to have a go at David, David has been an amazing keeper for United, he’s been brilliant and he still will be if Dean doesn’t take his chance.

“I just think the time has come to give him a run of games in the team and see how he does. He’s been picked in the England squad, and I think he possibly should be the number one for England as well if he can maintain this form.

“He made a mistake in the first game, we know that, but he’s shown great character to come back. Again, he’s been really calm, done everything he needed to do and just been quite safe.”

Henderson, who has been named in the latest England squad, has made 18 appearances this season and secured 11 clean-sheets.

source: SportMob