Manchester United have a huge problem at their hands involving David de Gea, Dean Henderson and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to reports.
The Norwegian manager may have revealed his long-term intentions for the number one spot by continuing to play the English goalkeeper on the return of club football.
Many felt the inclusion of Henderson in Leicester City’s defeat before the international break didn’t really signal anything as it was a cup game and he typically plays in those.
The feeling was that the selection vs Brighton would send a message and although the Englishman conceded a goal, he did well overall.
There’s now a growing feeling at the club it is now the right time for the transition to be finally made, particularly since a decision needs to be made in the summer eventually.
According to Manchester Evening News, Henderson is now seen as Manchester United’s first choice keeper after some conflict between Solskjaer and De Gea.
Although Solskjaer attempted to downplay his decision to start Henderson vs Brighton, he said: “With Dean and David’s situation, I know it’s something that will create headlines and [is] fish and chip wrapping paper in a little while.
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“But I’ve got two great goalkeepers and it’s about now finding games both will play [in].”
The former Atletico Madrid stopper was initially meant to be dropped back in November but he reacted so badly that he was restored back to the starting lineup and it would later happen in February too.
It’s believed Solskjaer and De Gea’s relationship was becoming a major issue even before Henderson was selected in the victory over Brighton.