Even after his six impressive runs on goal for United this season, David De Gea may not be Manchester United's number one goalkeeper, but why is that?
The origins of these claims can be traced back to the Europa League final. De Gea summed up his poor form, which had been a source of concern throughout the season, when he failed to convert his penalty, handing Villarreal the Europa League trophy.
Many expected Dean Henderson to be Manchester United's goalkeeper this season, but that has not been the case. De Gea has been Ole Gunnar's main goalkeeper for the past six games due to Henderson's minor setback after contracting COVID-19 at the start of the season. With Henderson out, De Gea has made some outstanding saves, which have helped Manchester United win four of their five Premier League games this season. His most recent exploits came last weekend, when he saved a last-minute penalty to ensure Manchester United's victory in London.
You might think that Ole's most important decision of who should be his number one goalkeeper has been resolved, but that is not the case, according to ESPN, as Ole intends to welcome Dean Henderson back into the team and still trusts him in some crucial games, just as he trusts De Gea in others.
Although some believe that this is not the best move by Ole because it is unclear who will be in charge of Manchester United's goalkeeping department in the future, Ole's move is likely to be a way of keeping all goalkeepers happy, particularly Dean Henderson, who, if not well utilized, could be a top transfer target for many elite clubs in Europe who lack the quality Henderson provides.
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