Solskjaer on De Gea: David de Gea was phenomenal for Manchester United as he led United to a 1-0 win over Spurs.
Manchester United defeated Tottenham 1-0 as Solskjaer’s winning run continues at the club. The Norwegian is yet to drop points in the league ever since taking over the interim role in December last year.
David de Gea was influential in Manchester United’s victory as the goalkeeper made 11 incredible saves in the second half to guide the side to a famous victory at Wembley Stadium.
Earlier, Marcus Rashford scored the sole goal of the match as Paul Pogba put a wondrous assist.
Solskjaer was all praises for David de Gea, and even made a major claim about the goalkeeper in the post-match conference.
Solskjaer on De Gea:
The caretaker manager praised De Gea for his fabulous performance in front of the goal against Tottenham. He also set a huge challenge for De Gea – one which involves United’s goalkeeping greats, Edwin van der Sar and Peter Schmeichel.
He had one against Arsenal last year but he should have held a few of them,” Solskjaer began about De Gea’s performance. “But there’s maybe one or two fantastic saves and the rest was about concentration and being in the right position.
I see a lot of people saying all De Gea saves were straight at him, please factor in that the guy has some mad sense to know where to be at just the right time, you can’t teach that. Proper goally 👏
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“We know how to control the games, how to keep the ball, how to create chances, which is very good for us.”
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“We’ve had some great keepers at this club and I think he’s challenging Edwin and Peter for the number one spot historically.”
The manager also declared that Manchester United have the ‘best goalkeeper in the world,’ and praised the defenders for their effort throughout the game.
“Team spirit, that’s the first,” Solskjaer added when asked what he had learnt from the game.
“Second, we can defend. Jonah [Phil Jones], Victor [Lindelof], fantastic with Luke [Shaw] and Ash [Young] next to them, we’ve got the best goalkeeper in the world, I’ve said that many times.”
Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the match with a world-class finish, and Solskjaer insisted that it was ‘hard skill’ to score from his position.
The most unlikeliest bromance has become my favourite one. These two are an elite combo. Finally, De Gea has his centre back that he’s been desperate for. pic.twitter.com/PomtHjJSY0
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“And blistering pace up front and the goal was fantastic by Rash. It’s a hard skill to score from that angle with a right foot and an instep, I thought he was going to go near post but it was a well-struck finish.”