Solskjaer warns David De Gea he could be dropped after costly error vs Chelsea

Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not ruled out dropping David De Gea after his costly mistakes in their FA Cup semi-final loss against Chelsea on Sunday.

Olivier Giroud scored the first goal in the first half for Chelsea with a near-post finish which was very close to United goalie De Gea.

Mason Mount doubled the blues lead shortly after the half-time with an effort which De Gea got a hand to but could not tip around the post.

Chelsea’s place in the FA Cup final against Arsenal was then sealed by Harry Maguire’s own goal which the Red devils keeper could not keep out.

De Gea has struggled for form this campaign and with Sergio Romero offering a good alternative, Solskjaer says the Spaniard’s place in the team could be under threat.

When asked about De Gea’s costly mistakes after the game, 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 another interview to BBC Sport, Solskjaer spoke about 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.’


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