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Solskjaer makes Man Utd goalkeeper admission as he eyes solution to No.1 spot

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted he can’t keep chopping and changing his goalkeepers – and needs to find a solution for next season.

Senior keeper David de Gea lost his number one spot to Dean Henderson earlier this year when the Spaniard returned home for the birth of his first child.

Henderson grabbed his chance but had a shaky game against Liverpool – forcing Solskjaer to restore 30-year-old de Gea against Fulham.

Having also played in the quarter and semi-finals of the Europa League it’s odds-on the Spanish international will be preferred to Henderson against Villarreal – which could lead to a showdown with Solskjaer.

David de Gea and Dean Henderson are in close contention for United’s No.1 spot

The United boss said: “It’s been a strange season with regards to goalkeeping. At United most of the time we’ve had a No. 1 who has been playing most of the games.

“We brought Dean back to challenge David and he’s had a very good season.

“David flew home for the birth of his baby which gave Dean a longer run in the team and he really played well and established himself as a very good goalkeeper. He’s learnt a lot from it.

“But David is David. He’s really played well, buckled down and really taken on the challenge.

“I’m really pleased with the two of them, it’s difficult to have that kind of rotation, you don’t rotate that much normally, I’ll have to find a solution for next year definitely.”

Several clubs are reported to be interested in signing Henderson if he becomes available this summer, but Solskjaer has previously insisted he will be United’s No.1 in future.

Sticking with De Gea for another season though could force his understudy into a rethink after a campaign where he was largely left frustrated on the subs’ bench.




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