De Gea defeats Henderson in Manchester United’s race for first place against Villarreal
With David de Gea and Dean Henderson, Manchester United have two good goalkeepers who dominate in their own right. The duo have fought for the starting position all season, each gaining the top edge at different times.
According to The mirror, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made the decision to play De Gea against Henderson in the Europa League final.
The Spaniard started the season as the club’s first choice goalkeeper and is expected to end it the same way too.
Henderson has started all FA Cup, League Cup games and was in goal for the first four Europa League games. He has also been the club’s first-choice Premier League goalkeeper since the end of February.
The 24-year-old struggled to impress against Liverpool last weekend and should have done better for at least two of the Merseysider’s four goals.
De Gea returned to action in the next game against Fulham. It was only his second league start since March. He also got an assist for Edinson Cavani’s spectacular strike in the first half.
Launching De Gea against Villarreal also takes into account the role he played in the semi-final second leg against Roma.
The Italians dominated the game and won the game 3-2. It could have been a lot worse without De Gea in the goal.
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De Gea didn’t start for United when we last appeared in 2016 in the same competition. Jose Mourinho chose to keep his confidence in Sergio Romero, who retained his place against the Spaniard.
The future of the 30-year-old at the club is uncertain as summer approaches. It remains to be seen whether he will go at altitude.