Europa League: Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer welcomes ‘wholesome competitors’ for goalkeeping function

Europa League: Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer welcomes ‘wholesome competitors’ for goalkeeping function

Hypothesis has grown over the way forward for the 30-year-old De Gea, who has not began a match because the 0-0 draw with Chelsea on 28 February.

Europa League: Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer welcomes 'healthy competition' for goalkeeping role

File picture of David de Gea. AP

London: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has welcomed the “wholesome competitors” for the Manchester United goalkeeping jersey between David de Gea and Dean Henderson.

Hypothesis has grown over the way forward for the 30-year-old De Gea, who has not began a match because the 0-0 draw with Chelsea on 28 February.

The previous Atletico Madrid star, beforehand the undisputed primary at Previous Trafford and capped 45 instances by Spain, has been linked with a transfer to Atletico, Actual Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain.

United supervisor Solskjaer, talking on the eve of his facet’s Europa League quarter-final first leg in opposition to Spanish facet Granada, talked up the worth of competitors within the squad.

“If you’re part of Man United, there’ll at all times be gamers that are available they usually’re not simply there to fill the squad,” he stated.

“I used to be there as a striker after we signed a great deal of high strikers like (Wayne) Rooney, (Teddy) Sheringham, (Dwight) Yorke. However I wished to indicate the supervisor that I nonetheless had a task to play.

“David (De Gea) has had 10 incredible years at Man United. Sergio (Romero) in all probability performed fewer video games than he deserved. Dean is available in and he needs to play. It is a wholesome competitors.”

Solskjaer stated each goalkeepers had been blissful to sit down on the bench if the opposite bought the nod.

“Each time I attempt to clarify to gamers why they don’t seem to be taking part in, these discussions stay non-public,” stated the Norwegian.

“David (de Gea) has been a high keeper and continues to be a high keeper. I am very comfy taking part in with David or Dean and I am happy that both of them are blissful to be a sub.”

The Europa League is United’s final hope of silverware this season and Solskjaer is hoping that ahead Marcus Rashford will be capable to play some half within the away leg.

The 23-year-old was taken off within the second half of Sunday’s 2-1 comeback win in opposition to Brighton however was match sufficient to coach on Wednesday.

“Marcus is travelling and we have simply bought to decide tomorrow if he begins or is on the bench,” stated Solskjaer. “I do not suppose he’ll be a 90-minutes man.”

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