David de Gea isn’t happy to lose his Man United start to Dean Henderson, admits Ole Gunnar Solskjaer challenged him to win him back – as the manager recalls how he competed with Sheringham, Cole and Yorke to leave see that he had a part. play’
- Solskjaer admits that David de Gea was ‘not happy’ with the loss of his starting place
- Dean Henderson started his seventh consecutive game as United’s number 1 on Sunday
- Doubts have been raised about De Gea’s future and could leave the club this summer
- However, Solskjaer believes it is a healthy competition and will fight for his place
- Solskjaer pointed out how he competed with the best forwards at United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits David de Gea is unhappy about losing his place at Manchester United to Dean Henderson and has challenged the Spanish goalkeeper to fight to win it back.
Henderson played the last seven games leading up to Thursday night’s Europa League quarter-finals with Granada in Spain, with the selection of the England goalkeepers for Sunday’s victory over Brighton being particularly important.
Henderson is now seen as United’s new number 1, a situation that casts doubt on De Gea’s future after 10 years at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits that David de Gea was not happy losing his starting place
Solskjaer admitted that none of his goalkeepers are happy to be left out, saying, ‘If it’s Dean or David, I feel very comfortable having them both play and I am very glad neither of them are happy not play.
‘David has been a top, top keeper and he still is. He’s working on getting ready when he’s playing.
But every time I try to explain to players why they aren’t playing in this particular game and what to do and what my plans are for them, all those discussions stay private.
David has had 10 fantastic years with Man United and he has had challengers. Of course they want to play.
Dean Henderson is seen as the new No. 1, a situation that casts doubt on De Gea’s future
Sergio (Romero) probably played fewer games than he deserved, Dean has come in and gave everything because everyone wants that spot on the team.
‘David too and it’s a healthy game. The nature of football, goalkeeper divisions are a very tight-knit group.
‘They work together in the preparation, they have different gym sessions, individual sessions, they stay together more. Of course they create a bond and the atmosphere in the goalkeepers department is great.
‘But it is a healthy game. Both are important, they all want to play. The same goes for Lee Grant and Nathan Bishop and Sergio Romero, they want to play and that’s a game that I like. ‘
The United boss remembered the competition for places he had experienced as a player at United and challenged De Gea to compete for his place.
Solskjaer recalled the competition for places he had experienced as a player after battling Teddy Sheringham (center left), Dwight Yorke (center right) and Andy Cole.
‘When you’re part of Man United, there will always be players who don’t just fill the bank. Everyone has the ambition to bring your shirt, ”added Solskjaer.
‘I was there as a striker myself. We signed Ruud (van Nistelrooy), Diego Forlan, Louis Saha, many top strikers, Dwight Yorke and Teddy Sheringham.
“The goal for me then is to prove to the manager that” okay, I don’t mind you signing this one, but I’m still important to you and I’m still going to give everything I can to play “. It’s the same – right back, left back, center forward, goalkeeper. ‘