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David De Gea Is The Best Goalkeeper In the World, Says Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

David De Gea Is The Best Goalkeeper In the World, Says Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains adamant David De Gea is the best goalkeeper in the world.

De Gea, 29, has been the subject of intense criticism for his below-par performance in goal against Tottenham on Friday.

Roy Keane pulled no punches during a scathing rant as he slammed the Spaniard, but Solskjaer has jumped to the defence of his under-fire stopper.

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The United boss believes De Gea is the best goalkeeper in the world and is pleased with his work in training.

"David is the best goalkeeper in the world," he said.

"He's conceded two goals in the last seven games he's played for us. There are two games against City, Chelsea, of course Tottenham, Everton. Two goals in seven games, we've gone on a run not conceding goals.

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"The Everton one is a freak one, maybe. This one, he cannot save it.

"He makes great saves, he wins games for us and I still think he's the best goalkeeper in the world.

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"David's working really hard. He's not making errors that you see time and time again. He's been consistently working hard in training and I'm very pleased with his work."

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United return to action on Wednesday when they entertain Sheffield United, who'll be without Dean Henderson as he's not eligible to face his parent club.

Henderson, 23, has been tipped to replace De Gea at United next season, though Solskjaer reckons it's a different job to be playing for the Reds.

"It's a different job to be playing for Sheffield United and for Man Utd," he added.

"There's different, how do you say...he's got different roles. For me, the two years he's had have been fantastic for his development. He's had to play with men, play against men, he's played in the Championship.

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"He's played now behind a team that's played fantastic football and exciting football and, as the stats show, he's proven worthy of quite a few points at this stage.

"He's learning all the time. He's a passionate keeper that wants to be the best so he's developing, he's got good coaching there.

"I think one day he'll be England No 1 and Man Utd No 1 and it's up to him to keep developing."

Topics: Football News, David De Gea, Football, Manchester United, Dean Henderson, Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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