Solskjaer claims De Gea has a ‘black dot’ on Man Utd career

Date published: Monday 13th July 2020 8:49

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reckons David de Gea will think he has a “black dot in his career” as he should’ve won more major honours at Man Utd.

The Red Devils goalkeeper has been at Old Trafford for nine years and in that time he has won a Premier League title, an FA Cup, a League Cup, a Europa League and three Community Shields.

And Solskjaer doesn’t think that will be good enough for De Gea as he continues his search of “big trophies”.


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“He’s won the Premier League, he’s won the FA Cup, the Europa League, the League Cup, but that is probably not enough for him,” said Solskjaer (via The Metro).

“I don’t think he will be happy until he wins the bigger trophies, and staying at Man United in this time and they are not having one more, I think that’s something that he will feel is a black dot in his career.

“Yeah, he’s won his personal awards, I don’t think David is that type who cares about personal awards, I think he wants the team to lift big trophies as well.”

De Gea has come under heavy criticism recently after making a couple of high-profile errors but Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs reckons he’s “still a top goalkeeper”.

“I don’t see David’s decline as big as what people have been making out,” Giggs told Premier League Productions.

“I think he’s still a top goalkeeper. I think the introduction of Alisson and Ederson as well as the form of Man City and Liverpool hasn’t helped him but he’s a top goalkeeper.

“I’ve played with him and I’ve coached him, he’s a brilliant goalkeeper but he has made a few more mistakes than he has done in the previous five or six years.

“I think he’s had a very unsettled defence in front of him and that hasn’t helped him; that wouldn’t help any goalkeeper no matter how good you are.

“He’s a top, top goalkeeper. When you start messing about in the goalkeeper position as we found out when Peter [Schmeichel] left it can be tricky. I don’t think he’s at a stage where you need to think about changing him.”

 

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