De David de Gea’s position has actually come under increased examination of late.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer states David De Gea is still the very best goalkeeper in the world– although the Manchester United manager thinks in Dean Henderson they have the future top for club and nation.
Having Actually been the club’s impressive player in the hard seasons that followed Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, concerns have actually just recently grown over the 29- year-old Spaniard’s role in between the sticks.
De Gea has actually had some hard minutes during the past year or two and was under the spotlight once again when United went back to action on Friday, having failed to stop Steven Bergwijn‘s shot in the 1-1 draw at Tottenham.
Former skipper Roy Keane openly devitalized the Spain international after the mistake, calling him the “most overrated goalkeeper I’ve seen in a long, long time”– a position Solskjaer disagrees with.
“David is the best goalkeeper in the world,” the United boss stated of De Gea, who last September signed an offer up until a minimum of 2023.
” He’s yielded 2 goals in the last 7 game he’s bet us. There’s 2 games against City, Chelsea, naturally Tottenham, Everton. 2 goals in 7 games, we have actually gone on a run not yielding goals.
” The Everton one is a freak one, perhaps. This one, he can not wait.
” He makes great conserves, he wins games for us and I still think he’s the very best goalkeeper in the world.
David De Gea has Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s support (Mike Egerton/PA)
“David’s working really hard. He’s not making errors that you see time and time again. He’s been consistently working hard in training and I’m very pleased with his work.”
De Gea will be in between the sticks once again on Wednesday night, when Sheffield United will make the journey to the north west without their first- option goalkeeper as the loan goalkeeper is not able to face his moms and dad club.
Henderson has actually shone during his loan spells from the Old Trafford giants, having actually assisted the Blades to promo from the Championship last season and a surprise tilt at European certification this time around.
“It’s a different job to be playing for Sheffield United and for Man United,” Solskjaer stated of the 23- year-old goalkeeper, who was set to a minimum of become part of England’s Euro 2020 squad.
Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has actually remained in outstanding form (Tess Derry/PA)
” There’s various, how do you state … he’s got various functions.
” For me, the 2 years he’s had actually have actually been wonderful for his advancement. He’s needed to play with men, play against men, he’s played in the Championship.
” He’s played now behind a team that’s played wonderful football and interesting football and, as the statistics show, he’s tested worthwhile of many points at this phase.
” He’s finding out all the time. He’s an enthusiastic keeper that wishes to be the very best so he’s establishing, he’s got great coaching there.
Dean Henderson has yet to make his senior England debut (Nick Potts/PA)
“I think one day he’ll be England number one and Man United number one and it’s up to him to keep developing.”
Solskjaer anticipates Henderson’s Bramall Lane loan to be officially extended for the remainder of the extended season prior to Tuesday’s due date, however was not able to offer an upgrade on Angel Gomes‘ future.
The 19- year-old’s offer set to end at the end of the month and United boss recently stated that he thought a new offer was “not too far away”.
“For me, I’ve not spoken to anyone last night or this morning,” Solskjaer stated.
“So the paperwork and the admin, the meetings that are going on, I can’t really update on that.”
Scott McTominay signed a new and enhanced offer up until 2025, with the option of an additional year, on the eve of United’s first match at Old Trafford given that beating Manchester City on March 8.
The Scotland international finished up that 2-0 win and is set to be included when they march on home grass in front of empty mean the first time.
Scott McTominay commemorates scoring Manchester United’s second against Manchester City in March (Nick Potts/PA)
“We love walking out at Old Trafford,” Solskjaer stated. “Naturally in front of our fans is an extraordinary experience.
” This is a various experience however we have the desire to get back playing and winning games naturally for our fans also who watch on telly.
“We’ll go out there and put our best performance on hopefully.”