Solskjaer choose his preferred no.1 between Dean Henderson and David de Gea


Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have finally spoken about who he will be choosing as his preferred no. 1 keeper ahead of their league opener against Crystal Palace.

De Gea had a poor campaign by his standards last season that was riddled with errors and led to calls for him to be dropped from the starting XI following the arrival of Dean Henderson.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure to give Henderson a chance between the sticks after handing him a new big-money contract amid de Gea’s questionable form last season

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The Manchester United boss is however expected to stick with David de Gea as his no.1 goalkeeper at Man Utd but insisted he will only play if he is performing well.

Speaking ahead of their first match, he said:

“You keep your place in the team or you play when you play well, it doesn’t matter if you’re a keeper or a striker or full-back,” said the United boss.

“Of course, keeper is a different position on the pitch. There are less physical demands compared to an outfield player that you will rotate more maybe.

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“But you need competition, and you need to get that competition to push each other so we can get the best possible performance out of one of them.

“Hopefully the two of them will always be performing when they play.”

David de Gea have built a great reputation for himself at United but have failed to continue the good run of form.

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