Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given a warning to Dean Henderson claiming David de Gea is still the best goalkeeper in the world. The young English goalkeeper is set for a return to Old Trafford next season following two impressive seasons at Sheffield United. While it is reported that Henderson only wants to return if he is promised the spot in goal, Solskjaer has backed up De Gea.
The Spanish goalkeeper came under fire once again after his error against Tottenham Hotspur on Friday. United came away from north London with a point but they are now five points off Chelsea in the race for the top four. Despite his error, Solskjaer still has confidence in De Gea and expects him to be in United’s goal next season.
“David is the best goalkeeper in the world, he’s conceded two goals in the last seven he’s played for us”, Solskjaer said ahead of the clash with Sheffield United. “City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Everton, two goals in seven games, we’ve gone on a run and the two goals.”
Solskjaer has no rush to replace the Spaniard in goal and the Norwegian boss expects Henderson to stay patient. “He’s learning all the time, he’s passionate keeper, he’s developing, he’s had good coaching there – and for me, one day he’ll be England No.1 and United No.1 and he needs to keep developing.”