Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must drop David De Gea, says Ian Wright

first_img Tom OlverTuesday 30 Apr 2019 9:41 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link463Shares Advertisement Advertisement Comment Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must drop David De Gea, says Ian Wrightcenter_img Solskjaer: De Gea is not the reason we’re in sixth placeTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:21FullscreenSolskjaer: De Gea is not the reason we’re in sixth place is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Tottenham star favours Manchester United transfer move David De Gea’s form has taken a nosedive in recent weeks (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright has urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop David De Gea from Manchester United’s starting XI amid the goalkeeper’s concerning run of form.De Gea was largely to blame as Marcos Alonso’s equaliser earned Chelsea a point at Old Trafford and it was the latest in a long line of costly mistakes from United’s number one.The Spaniard has produced uncharacteristic errors against Arsenal, Barcelona and Manchester City in recent weeks and was also partly at fault as United conceded to West Ham, Wolves and Everton.Solskjaer insisted he has ‘no worries’ over De Gea’s poor form following his blunder versus Chelsea but Arsenal legend Wright believes the ‘keeper must be rested for his own good.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘There’s something that’s not right,’ Wright said on BBC Radio 5 live.‘If he [Solskjaer] really wants to stamp his mark and let people know he isn’t afraid to make decisions, he should take him out.‘If the manager explains everything and tells him face to face why he’s leaving him out and giving him a break, that’s man-management – and that’s what Solskjaer has to do.’ Lukaku defended De Gea following his mistake against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Romelu Lukaku has backed De Gea to bounce back from his recent struggles just as he did at the start of his Old Trafford career.‘He’s a really positive person. He’s the been the best player at the club since when? Seven or eight years, consistently,’ Lukaku said.‘I don’t think we should discredit him like that and suddenly say he’s a bad goalkeeper. He’s saved us so many times this season.‘It happens to strikers, it happens to midfielders and now it’s happening to him.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘He has to learn from it. Goalkeepers always have a spell when its might be difficult. ‘He has to continue working hard. You just work and play. I don’t know how goalkeepers get through it, but he works hard every single day.‘We’re here to support him. He’s strong. Mentally he’s really, really strong or else he wouldn’t have been the best player at the club for seven or eight years. There’s no doubting his ability.‘He had a bad time at the start of his United career as I remember and he was just a kid then, but came through it.’last_img

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