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Neville admits Solskjaer faces a ‘huge call’ on under fire De Gea

Gary Neville says Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces a ‘huge call’ on under fire goalkeeper David De Gea.

The Spanish international has come under fierce criticism in recent weeks following a torrid run of form, and was at fault again during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

De Gea had been criticised for failing to keep out Leroy Sane’s effort in Wednesday’s Manchester derby to Manchester City, and another mistake allowed Marcus Alonso to equalise for Chelsea at Old Trafford this weekend.

Former Manchester United defender Neville says Solskajer must now make a call on whether to drop the 28-year-old, though says dropping the Spaniard could ‘shatter his confidence’.

“The way Manchester United played in the first half, the speed of the play, it was all there for them to go on and win the game; ultimately, what’s lost them the three points is another mistake from the goalkeeper and that’s a huge decision now for the last two games,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“Do you stick with him or do you change it? That’s cost them today, again, but you take him out of the team and you shatter his confidence. It’s a huge call.”

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