Manchester United No. 1 and Spanish international David de Gea is fast approaching 10-years at the club during a decade which has seen him win four major honours. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that he believes his first choice goalkeeper will want to win bigger trophies otherwise he faces a black mark against his career.
De Gea, 29, has endured an impressive decade in Manchester overall in a spell which has seen him win four major trophies including the Premier League (2012-13), FA Cup (2015-16), League Cup (2016-17) and Europa League (2016-17).
The Spanish keeper also has a plethora of individual titles to his name including being named the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year a total of four times, three of which came in consecutive years (2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2017-18).
However, in light of De Gea’s 399th appearance for the club, Solskjaer has spoken out about his goalkeeper’s ambitions and has acknowledged that should the club’s second longest serving player fail to win the Premier League again, it’ll be a black mark against his career.
During a recent interview, as quoted by Manchester Evening News, Solskjaer said: “He’s won the Premier League, he’s won the FA Cup, the Europa League, the League Cup, but that is probably not enough for him.
“I don’t think he will be happy until he wins the bigger trophies, and staying at Man United in this time and not having one more, I think that’s something that he will feel is a black dot in his career.
“He’s won his personal awards. I don’t think David is that type who cares about personal awards, I think he wants the team to lift big as well.”