Solskjaer fires warning to De Gea ahead of West Brom clash

Manchester United goalkeeper Olé Gunnar Solskjaer was warned David De Gea he must perform at a top level to remain Manchester United’s first choice goalkeeper.

De Gea’s suitability as first choice has come under question lately, following a string of errors.

Dean Henderson is Man United’s backup goalkeeper, but after impressing in the few matches he’s started this season, Solskjaer has hinted he could be in for more game time.

“Everyone knows they have to perform to be in the team,” the gaffer said.

“We have at least two players in every position that would feel first choice and the keeper position is no different.

“It’s about your performances and what you give to the team. It was a conscious decision to bring Dean back (he was on loan at Sheffield United last season) to have real competition in and Dean has made it harder and harder for me to leave him out because whenever he plays he does really well.

“It’s not about who’s got the most trophies, it is about what you give to the team here and now, if you are right-back, left-back, left wing, right wing.

“Of course we know here we’re in a competitive environment, we’re at Man United and we are here to win. It is about having the best possible chance to win and you need performances.

“It’s not like I am going round telling them jokes and giving them games just to keep them happy. It is more their job to keep me happy and give me more reasons to pick them, That’s the way it is.”

Manchester United will play West Brom later this afternoon, and it could mark Henderson’s return to the starting eleven, after an impressive display against West Ham on Tuesday.

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