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Solskajer happy to keep faith in Man United superstar following landmark appearance

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Ole Gunnar Solskajer reaffirms faith in David de Gea

According to the Guardian, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reaffirmed his faith in goalkeeper David de Gea.

The Spaniard has come under criticism for his errors in the past two years. Still among the best goalkeepers in the world, it clearly appears that he has the backing of his manager.

“He’s a strong, strong character and I didn’t see any good in taking him out at all, no.”

Solskjaer admits that dropping the keeper has never been on the agenda. He praised De Gea’s mentality and admitted that he wouldn’t have thrived at the club if it wasn’t up to scratch.

David de Gea has the backing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
David de Gea has the backing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“To be a Man United goalkeeper, you have to have a strong mentality. David has a strong mentality and he has been here for so long.”

The performances of Dean Henderson have led to a section of fans calling for him to replace the Spaniard. It is something Solskjaer has earlier addressed. He has faith in the youngster but believes he needs to be patient to take up De Gea’s mantle. (h/t The Sun)

Solskajer’s faith in his keeper appears to be solid. He praised De Gea’s approach towards collective victories over individual awards.

“I don’t think David is that type who cares about personal awards. I think he wants the team to lift big trophies.”

Dean Henderson will have to be patient
Dean Henderson will have to be patient

The Spaniard has been privy to four major trophies since joining the club. Something Solskjaer believes is a travesty. However, given the upward trajectory, we are experiencing right now, that can all change.

In fact if it all goes well, De Gea will add two more to his tally by the end of the season.

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His appearance in the 3-0 win over Aston Villa was significant as it made him the most capped overseas player in the club’s history. Given some of the names who have worn the jersey, that is quite the achievement.