April 22, 2021

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Scholes says Solskjaer is “clearly wrong” about Manchester United goalkeepers

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Paul Scholes says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘is clearly wrong’ with his claim that both David de Gea and Dean Henderson are No.1 goalkeeper at Manchester United.

Henderson was given the nod over De Gea for a Premier League game for the first time outright for United’s victory over Brighton last weekend, having been given a run of games prior to the international break after De Gea returned to Spain on paternity leave.

De Gea was restored to the starting XI to face Granada in the Europa League on Thursday night in a competition Henderson has usually been given the nod in.

Scholes believes Henderson has a good chance to impress Solskjaer and, speaking on BT Sport, argued that the United manager’s assessment of the duo as both being No.1 is wrong.


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He said: “I think it’s always awkward when you’re trying to keep two goalkeepers happy. I was in a team that tried to replace Peter Schmeichel for years and it wasn’t until we got Edwin van der Sar, five or six years later, until it seemed to settle down again. Who’s number one here?

“Ole’s said both of them, he’s clearly wrong. I think he couldn’t wait to give Dean Henderson a chance and with David de Gea’s girlfriend or wife having a baby, it gave him the opportunity to play Dean Henderson, which he’s done.

“I think the number one is the one that plays in Premier League games. Has Dean Henderson totally convinced Ole? I think he’s got a big chance to do it, I don’t think he has over the past five or six games.

“You have to say, David is a quality keeper, the service he’s given to United, what he did for four or five years when United were really struggling.

“They could’ve been a mid-table team without him, he’s lost a bit of form and a bit of confidence, but I wouldn’t write him off.”

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