Solskjaer reacts to David De Gea’s goalkeeping errors against Chelsea

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has slammed goalie David De Gea following his mistakes in our FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea on Sunday.

Olivier Giroud opened the scoring in the first half for Chelsea with a near-post finish which should have been kept out by De Gea.

Mason Mount doubled Chelsea’s lead shortly after the half-time break with a low-struck effort which the Spaniard also failed to save.

The Norwegian admits the Spaniard’s place could be under threat after his recent blunders.

When asked about De Gea’s mistakes after the match, Solskjaer said: “Obviously, everyone has to perform.

“Everyone has a chance every time we perform to stake a claim in the team. David knows he should have saved the second goal, that’s done now and we have to look forward to Wednesday.

“It’s hard for a keeper to make amends, apart from David making two or three fantastic saves after.”

In a separate interview to BBC Sport, Solskjaer said of De Gea: “I can’t speak for David De Gea’s confidence but he is mentally very strong.

“He knows he should save that one 100 times out of 100 but that’s football for you.

“I made the decision to play him and mentally he was ready for it.”

1 Comment on "Solskjaer reacts to David De Gea’s goalkeeping errors against Chelsea"

  1. Why not to Star Romero at the golpost is better than David. He is becoming lazy need s possible replacement with the golkeeper who is on loan in seffild United.

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