Ahead of their next Premier League game against Aston Villa this weekend, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the time to congratulate goalkeeper David De Gea.
30-year-old Gea has been on the decline, but earlier this season the Spain international featured in the red and has undoubtedly cemented his place as Solskjaer’s first shot.
In the new 2021-22 season, which included a last-minute penalty against West Ham, when asked for his opinion on number one, Solskjaer said, “He called me this summer to end his summer break early and come back and start with your pre-season before then.
He wants to be ready. He wants to be the best version of himself. “Last season was a challenge for David because he didn’t play as much as usual. It was because Dean [Henderson] came in and did really well. Well, I was lucky to have this opportunity, now Tom [Heaton] has joined. work, he is very physically focused.
He’s better, mentally, he’s better.” I think you know when you feel like you’re done you get a personal record from a lot of physical tests – I think it gives you confidence. It gives you more motivation and inspiration.
“Play front or back, sorry, he’s playing back with a strong four. But playing in front of David when he’s in that form is good for them too. “