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Solskjaer: De Gea is still the best goalkeeper in the world

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has instilled his faith in under-fire David de Gea while insisting no other goalkeeper in the world is on his level.

David de Gea came under heavy criticism for letting Steven Bergwijn’s shot fly past him and into the net during the match against Tottenham on Friday night.

It was not the first time that De Gea has been condemned by critics and fans alike, for his mistakes have cost Manchester United points on several occasions this season.

Once regarded as the best in the business, the Spanish shot-stopper has endured a rapid and significant decline in recent times.

This has seen a general consensus form among the Red Devils fans that it is time for the club to call back and deploy Dean Henderson, who has established himself as one of the league’s finest goalkeepers, as the first choice from the next season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, however, has faith in De Gea and reminds that his form is not as poor as it is being made out to be.

“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,” Solskjaer said, as Sky Sports reports.

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

“David’s working really hard. He’s been consistently working hard in training and I’m very pleased with his work.”