Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has issued warnings to goalkeeper David de Gea following his high profile error against Chelsea in the FA Cup semifinals on Sunday.
Chelsea attacker Olivier Giroud opener in the first half for the Blues from a close range with De Gea, then Mason Mount added the second with a low strike which the Spanish shot-stopper was unable to tip away from the goal, Chelsea place in the final was guaranteed when Harry Maguire scored an own goal to make it 3-0 for the Blues.
De Gea struggled to be at his best form with Sergio Romero doing better in the previous outing, Solskjaer admits the Spaniard’s place could be under threat.
When asked about De Gea’s mistakes after the match, Solskjaer said: ‘Obviously, everyone has to perform.
‘Everyone has a chance every time we perform to stake a claim in the team. David knows he should have saved the second goal, that’s done now and we have to look forward to Wednesday.
‘It’s hard for a keeper to make amends, apart from David making two or three fantastic saves after.’
In a separate interview to BBC Sport, Solskjaer said of De Gea: ‘I can’t speak for David De Gea’s confidence but he is mentally very strong.
‘He knows he should save that one 100 times out of 100 but that’s football for you. ‘I made the decision to play him and mentally he was ready for it.’
Manchester United will take a host West Ham at Old Trafford on Wednesday in their next game in the Premier League.