May 14, 2021

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Neville names who United should play in goal for remaining Premier League games

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Gary Neville says both David de Gea and Dean Henderson have questions to answer at Manchester United.

Henderson was given the nod over De Gea in a Premier League game for the first time last weekend when United beat Brighton, continuing the run of games he was given before the international break when De Gea returned to Spain on paternity leave.

De Gea was given the nod in goal for United’s Europa League win over Granada on Thursday evening, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer promising that the Spaniard will see a lot of football before the end of the season.

In a Twitter Q&A, Neville says that De Gea needs to prove he can reach the levels he has previously performed at.


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But he argued that Henderson should be given the chance to play in the remaining Premier League fixtures in order to be given an elongated test of his skills.

“Both have questions to answer for different reasons,” he said. “Can De Gea get back to his level and can Henderson get to the level De Gea was at?

“Henderson deserves the last league games to test him.”

Neville’s argument echoes what he said in March.

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Speaking about Henderson, Neville said that he could see ‘a day of reckoning’ coming over the young goalkeeper’s United future.

“I always thought when I played for United that the number one spot would probably be the most scrutinised position in English football and Dean Henderson’s chances are coming more and more,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“You’d think in the next few months that the day of reckoning will come when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will decide whether he is the Manchester United number one of the future.”

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