Solskjaer warns De Gea about his position after costly blunders in Everton draw

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned David de Gea that no-one’s place is safe at Manchester United after the keeper’s latest mistakes in the 3-3 draw with Everton.

United were pegged back after going two goals ahead and then conceded a last-minute equaliser as they were held 3-3 by Everton.

De Gea was criticised for pushing the ball straight to Doucoure for Everton’s first goal and then also making a poor attempt to stop Dominic Calvert-Lewin from scoring the third goal.

Dean Henderson is likely to start in United’s FA Cup tie against West Ham on Tuesday night, and it will be interesting to see what happens if the club’s no.2 plays well.

Solskjaer was asked about David De Gea’s position and the United boss said: ‘Every player has to earn his place. We’re a squad with competition and that applies to every single one in the team.’

The United manager conceded it was very disappointing that Everton had only three shots on target and scored three goals.

Gary Neville was also critical of De Gea for not being more robust in challenging Everton’s Calvert-Lewin as he scored the goal after a 95th-minute free kick was flicked on.

‘De Gea doesn’t come out in line with the ball,’ Gary Neville told Sky Sports. ‘You want him to come out and eat the striker.’

Jamie Redknapp added: ‘De Gea has got to take everything. He’s got to be brave and assess the situation. If he comes out with authority, I have no doubt he wins this. He was at fault for the first goal and certainly at fault there.’


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