De Gea in firing line but Solskjaer waits his man – France 24
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he will stick with error-prone Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea but with a Champions League place at stake many are prompting him to drop the Spaniard.
The 29-year-old’s mistakes at Wembley on Sunday were a hammer blow for in-form United, who decreased 3-1 to Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final.
De Gea enabled Olivier Giroud’s shot to trickle over the line in the passing away seconds of the very first half and minutes after the interval Mason Mount’s shot averted his weak tried save.
The Times explained his efficiency as a “horror program”.
Solskjaer conceded De Gea need to have conserved Mount’s goal but waited the player, who recently exceeded Peter Schmeichel’s United look record for an overseas gamer, excluding Irish footballers.
” Obviously,” responded Solskjaer when asked whether he would keep faith with his number one, with Wednesday’s Premier League clash against West Ham next up.
” We have actually been unbeaten for 19 games and both (reserve goalkeeper) Sergio (Romero) and David (De Gea) have played truly well in that run.
” I can’t promote his confidence but he is mentally very strong.”
Outspoken United legend Roy Keane just recently he was “ill to death” of De Gea after the Spaniard failed to keep out Steven Bergwijn’s shot at Tottenham and other analysts now insist he needs to be gotten of the shooting line.
” He’s unrecognisable from the ‘keeper who won (club) 4 player of the year awards,” former United defender Phil Neville informed the BBC.
” A positive, guaranteed David de Gea conserves all 3 objectives. I would be fretted, his inconsistency is costing United games.”
The skilled Romero is waiting in the wings, with 2 Premier League games staying and a tight fight for the final two Champions League spots.
Solskjaer may rue leaving out the Argentine at Wembley, having begun him in all the FA Cup ties before the semi-final.
Success over West Ham on Wednesday would see United climb up above Leicester into the Champions League locations.
Alan Shearer thinks it is time to hand the gloves to English goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who has actually excelled while on loan from Manchester United at Sheffield United.
The 23-year-old’s 13 clean sheets have played a pivotal role in the Blades’ appealing return to the Premier League.
” I think you only bring Dean Henderson back to Manchester United as the number one, or you keep him where he is to keep acquiring experience,” previous England captain Shearer said on the BBC.
Shearer’s enthusiasm for Henderson to be handed the gloves contrasts with the caution words of United terrific Gary Neville.
” That’s a lonely old location out there to slip up if you’re a Manchester United goalkeeper,” Neville stated last month in his function as a Sky expert.
” With regard to Sheffield United, it’s extremely various to slip up there.
” I’ve seen it before with gamers throughout my time– Peter Schmeichel at the beginning and Edwin van der Sar at the end.
” In between that, there were real obstacles for goalkeepers.
” Sometimes we had young goalkeepers who were gifted but found it extremely difficult to manage the analysis, the levels of concentration that are required.”
Previous Chelsea and Ireland striker Tony Cascarino stated De Gea required to see a therapist to pull himself out of his spiral of decrease.
“I went through a period throughout my playing career when I just could not score objectives and it took me a while to understand that I couldn’t fix it on the training school,” he composed in the Times.
“You may think that the problems are technical but the reality is that you are just making the technical errors because of what is occurring in your head.