- Manchester United manager facing ‘difficult’ decision
- De Gea not assured of being Premier League first choice
Ole Gunnar Solskjær has made clear to David de Gea that he faces a fight to remain Manchester United’s No 1 goalkeeper and that he should expect to share that duty with Dean Henderson for the remainder of the season at least.
De Gea has not featured for United since the goalless draw at Chelsea on 28 February having returned to Spain for the birth of his first child. Henderson has started United’s past six games and, bar the mistake that led to Milan’s late equaliser in their Europa League last-16 first leg, the 24-year-old has impressed. De Gea has watched Henderson’s past two displays – in the victorious return tie with Milan on 18 March and in the FA Cup defeat by Leicester three days later – from the bench, and although he may return to the starting lineup for Sunday’s Premier League visit of Brighton he is, Solskjær insists, no longer assured of his place.