What Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said about Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson after David de Gea shocker

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to answer questions about the possibility of Dean Henderson being his number one goalkeeper next season after another blunder by David de Gea.

Monday, 2nd March 2020, 5:16 pm

The Spanish stopper saw his attempted clearance charged down by former Blade Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the Red Devils’ Premier League clash with Everton at Goodison Park.

It’s not the first time De Gea has made a mistake which has led to a goal this season. In fact since the start of the last campaign, he has the joint worst record in that respect (seven), alongside his opposite number today, Jordan Pickford, Newcastle’s Martin Dubravka and Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno.

And all of this, coupled with the fact that Henderson has kept nine clean sheets this season and only Nick Pope and Allison have more, has caused questions to be asked about who will be wearing the number one jersey at Old Trafford next year.

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"We want the best possible squad for Man United and Dean's our player," Solskjaer said after the 1-1 draw at Goodison. "He's doing really well at the moment. and the day he comes back he's obviously fighting to play here as well.

"But David's shown his reaction, the way he made amends and saved Sigurdsson's goal, or chance, at the end. David's the best goalkeeper in the world, Dean is a very good challenger and then Sergio [Romero]'s a decent challenger as well.

"We want a squad full of quality and with competition and if you want to survive at the top you need to bounce off competitions from right, left and centre.

Dean Henderson of Sheffield United, on loan from Manchester United is in the frame to be England's number one. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

"He went through a difficult patch last season, definitely, but David's been very, very good this season. I can't really remember any errors I'd go to now, apart from Watford one (Ismaila Sarr's goal). I trust David 100 per cent in the goal."

The draw at Goodison means Manchester United are in fifth, level on points with Wolves who beat Tottenham 3-2.

Everton are are 11th, three points behind the Blades but having played a game more.