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Solskjaer remains coy on whether De Gea or Henderson is now his number one

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has remained coy on Manchester United’s goalkeeping situation and has refused to confirm whether David de Gea or Dean Henderson is his number one.

Manchester United’s number one position has been a source of contention this season following the return of Henderson from a two-year loan at Sheffield United, the youngster having won admirers for his performances at Bramall Lane.

De Gea has retained his position for much of the season so far, but following a return to Spain for personal reasons has seen Henderson shine in his absence.

The latter has conceded just four goals in his past nine appearances, whilst he has kept an impressive 12 clean sheets in just 18 appearances across all competitions this season.

Solskjaer now faces a dilemma on choosing his first-choice, with De Gea facing the biggest challenge of his career with the club after spending a decade largely untroubled as number one.

Ahead of this weekend’s clash with Brighton in the Premier League, Solskjaer refused to confirm which of the players would continue as a number one and admits it is welcomed headache to have ‘two top goalkeepers’ competing for one position.

“You know, I have a great option of two top goalkeepers and it’s a pleasure to have them right here.” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference.

”We’ve got, hopefully, nine plus five games to go because we want to go all the way in the Europa League, so I’m sure you’ll see both of them playing in goal for us.”

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