De Gea supports himself to keep Manchester United number 1 between calls for Henderson’s promotion

The Spaniard has been criticized after a series of mistakes, but is confident he will keep his first-choice spot

David de Gea is supporting himself to keep the number 1 jersey at Manchester United despite a string of high-profile mistakes this season.

Pressures on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have increased to leave the Spaniard after mistakes that ended up costing United, and after his mistakes against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final there have been numerous calls for Dean Henderson, who spent the last season on loan at Sheffield United, to be reported as first choice.

Henderson only wants to return to Old Trafford if he is guaranteed to start, and with Chelsea’s interest in the young goalkeeper, Solskjaer has a dilemma of what to do.

The competition does not upset De Gea, who has won the club’s Player of the Year award four times, and is pushing himself to keep his place.

“I have faith in myself,” he said. “I have shown my qualities over the years, so I keep myself available for the coach. I am always ready to play and I try to help the team as always, as I always have.”

The Spaniard received the nod ahead of the regular Europa League pick Sergio Romero for United’s defeat to Sevilla and despite the disappointment of losing a third semi-final of the season, he is pleased with the progress the team has made.

“I think we have improved already this season. We were 14 points behind third in the Premier League. In the end we finished third, ”explained De Gea.

“We play very well I think of many games. We deserved to be in the final, if we’re honest; maybe we need some experience, more experience in the team, but we need to score chances. We keep improving, we keep fighting for this club and we try to win trophies next season. “

The players now have two weeks off before resuming training ahead of the new campaign starting next month and with last season’s improvement the 29-year-old is confident that Solskjaer has the team headed in the right direction.

“I think we are playing very good football, attacking football and we all enjoy playing attacking football,” he said. “There have been a lot of games, not a lot of rest, so we have a couple of weeks to rest, rest properly and then start training again.

“Everything, the matches go on again and we have to be 100% focused and ready to play our best football.”



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