Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will decide on Manchester United’s goalkeeper to start the new season after Friday’s training session.
Once this gets published the players will probably know already who will be starting between the sticks on Saturday against Crystal Palace.
My money would be on David de Gea.
Although he missed last week’s friendly against Aston Villa and didn’t even make the bench, with Lee Grant replacing Dean Henderson late in the second half, the Spaniard performed well on international duty recently and he remains our No.1.
Henderson will need to prove himself when opportunities come his way. Unless Solskjaer sees him as No.1 already, which would be surprising, it’s his only route into being United’s regular goalkeeper.
“I can’t, I’m not going to tell you the team today, no I’m not,” Solskjaer said (via Manchester Evening News). “But the training, goalkeeper training, has been fantastic to watch, so enjoyable. It’s the highest possible quality you can imagine.
“I know the goalkeeping coaches are really enjoying working with them and watching when going into the games, some of the stuff they do. Some of the stuff is fantastic.”
United are starting to season with three high quality keepers available.
It’s surprising that Sergio Romero remains at the club despite falling to third choice.
I do wonder what is stopping him from leaving the club and getting first team football elsewhere.