Solskjaer reveals David De Gea’s major regret at Man Utd

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Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says David De Gea should have won more trophies at the club but believes the Spaniard is determined to make win more in the coming years.

The Spain international signed for the Red devils in 2011 from Atletico Madrid and won the Premier League title in his second campaign at the club.

However, that was Sir Alex Ferguson’s final campaign and though De Gea has won the Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup since, but he will be disappointed that his trophies has not matched his personal accolades.

De Gea signed a new four-year contract last year to commit his future to Manchester United and Solskjaer says it’s up to the club to help to win more titles.

‘He’s won the Premier League, he’s won the FA Cup, the Europa League, the League Cup, but that is probably not enough for him,’ said Solskjaer.

‘I don’t think he will be happy until he wins the bigger trophies, and staying at Man United in this time and they are not having one more, I think that’s something that he will feel is a black dot in his career.

‘Yeah, he’s won his personal awards, I don’t think David is that type who cares about personal awards, I think he wants the team to lift big trophies as well.’

However, De Gea’s form has gone down in the last 18 months, with the goalie making a couple of errors during that period.

And Solskjaer says he’s never thought about dropping the former Atletico Madrid keeper from the team.

‘It did not cross my mind for one second,’ said Solskjaer. ‘Not at all. To be a Man Utd goalkeeper you have to have a strong mentality. David has a strong mentality and he has been here for so long that he is coming up to 400 games, and you don’t do that by being afraid of the limelight or being afraid of Old Trafford.

‘You do that by walking out on to that pitch and showing them your quality and mentality and he is a strong character and I didn’t see any good in taking him out at all, no’.


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