Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has once again leapt to the defense of goalkeeper David De Gea, who endured another horror display in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final defeat by Chelsea.
The Spaniard was at fault for Chelsea’s first two goals, allowing strikes from Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount to find their way through his body, and there were even suggestions from angry fans that His positioning did not help him to prevent Harry Maguire’s own goal later on. the game.
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For De Gea, this is becoming a common theme. With Dan Henderson breathing down the Spaniard’s neck, Solskjaer has already defended De Gea after big mistakes against Watford and Tottenham, and he took the same stance after Sunday’s defeat.
“[David] He knows he should save 100 times out of 100 but that’s football for you,” Solskjaer said (via BBC Sport). “It’s done. go forward. I know he is a mentally strong person and goalkeeper.
Of course [De Gea will remain the starter]. We have been unbeaten for 19 games and Sergio. [Romero] And David has played very well in this run.
Solskjaer has always publicly supported De Gea / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images
“We’ve kept clean sheets, and on Thursday night, he made some great saves against Crystal Palace. I see where you’re coming from and everyone is going to make headlines about David, but he knows that. That he should have saved her.
I can’t speak for her confidence but she is very strong mentally. Everyone has to perform and have a chance to claim every time they play. Apart from David making two or three, it is difficult for a keeper to improvise. Brilliant savings.”
Despite Solskjaer’s determination to defend De Gea, there’s no denying he has better decisions to make this summer. As noted by The Athletic’s Laurie Whitwell, Henderson, who has impressed on loan with Sheffield United, is believed to be ready to break into the starting line-up and possibly the Old Trafford bench. Will not be impressed with the idea of sitting down.
Henderson is expected to compete for a starting spot at Old Trafford/Pool/Getty Images
United have offered Henderson a new deal to try and reward his emergence as a top-flight caliber goalkeeper, but the Englishman is believed to be reluctant to commit to a side I’m hesitant, which may not guarantee him a starting spot.
The Blades are keen to bring Henderson back for another year, while there have also been rumors of a permanent move to Chelsea, and Solskjaer will not want to risk losing a player he has always wanted. Insisted he will be United’s future.
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