Solskjaer denies he should have dropped De Gea for Chelsea clash

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has denied he should have dropped David De Gea after the goalkeeper’s mistake in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

Goalkeeper De Gea has come under fierce criticism in recent weeks following a poor run of form, culminating in being blamed for Leroy Sane’s goal in Wednesday night’s 2-0 Manchester derby defeat.

The Spaniard was again at fault on Sunday, allowing Marcus Alonso to equalise after spilling Antonio Rudiger’s long-range effort, however, Solskjaer has defended the 28-year-old and believes it was the right call to start De Gea against Chelsea.

“No. David has been a fantastic keeper at this club, his reaction after City was good and I was confident in him. He knows he could do better with their goal but it’s one of those things again,” Solskjaer told the BBC.

“We did the same against City and started well but today we never found our rhythm again. We needed the tempo to be higher, with a higher intensity but we never managed to get that.”

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