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Solskjaer Says De Gea ‘Has All My Confidence’ And Will Start Against Huddersfield

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer has backed out of form goalkeeper David De Gea and says he will retain his place for Sunday’s trip to Huddersfield despite the goalkeeper’s recent errors.

The Spanish goalkeeper’s mistake  led to the goal that allowed Chelsea to gain a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford last Sunday, after the goalkeeper spilled Antonio Rudiger’s shot, which was rebounded in by Marcos Alonso.

The result made Manchester United’s quest for a top-four place much harder, as they remain in sixth – three points behind Chelsea with two games to play.

“He will play,” Solskjaer said of De Gea. “Sergio was injured yesterday (Thursday) and didn’t train. David’s been training well this week and he will play.”

“Towards the end of the season, he’s been in headlines for the wrong reasons but he has to deal with that. The goalkeeping department are a fantastic group. They are such a tight-knit group.

“They have experienced better times than just now but David is ready for Sunday. David’s confident, and he is looking forward to the next few games. He wants to prove what a good goalkeeper he is. With the performances he has put in over the past few years, David has got all my confidence.”

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