Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Says David de Gea Won’t be Dropped

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer met the media today, ahead of Manchester United’s hosting Chelsea FC on the weekend and he was asked whether or not he has considered dropping No. 1 David de Gea, who has had a very uncharacteristic run of really poor form lately.

De Gea, who was United’s player of the year in four of the last five seasons, is having an oddly pedestrian campaign, and the bad gaffes he made versus Manchester City made the difference in the result of the derby. david de gea

However, Solskjaer has no intentions of replacing the Spaniard.

“No, not at all, because I trust David and he’s, for me, been the best player United have had in last six or seven years, absolutely outstanding,” the Norwegian responded.

“Going through tough patches is part of a footballer’s career, and David will be fine.”

De Gea and the club are still at an impasse regarding contract extension talks however. 

“That’s something you have to deal with as a footballer,” Solksjaer said of the current state of contract talks.

“You don’t always have a contract for five or 10 years or three years. It’s a situation, David’s coming in every single day doing what he should be doing.”

Manchester United vs Chelsea FC FYIs

Kickoff- Sunday Apr 28, Old Trafford 430pm

Injury report for both sides: go to this link

Starting XI Predictions: Chelsea  Manchester United

Form Guide:  Manchester United LLWLW   Chelsea DLWWW

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Google Result Probability:  Chelsea win 35%,  Draw 29%, Manchester United win 36%

Prediction- Manchester United 1, Chelsea FC 1

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