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Solskjaer gives De Gea time off following birth of first child

David de Gea announced that he became a father this week on Twitter this morning.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked about his first choice goalkeeper, who was missing for Wednesday night’s goalless stalemate at Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace were as bad as United in what was a terrible game of football.

Our focus this week turns to the Manchester derby but Solskjaer took some time to talk about De Gea becoming a father and has confirmed that the Spaniard has been permitted extra leave to begin parenthood.

Quotes via Simon Stone of BBC Sport:

It certain is the best feeling in the world. I experienced it for the first time in August of 2020 and it’s amazing how my life has changed in such a short period of time.

De Gea has until after the international break to return to United, as per the Daily Mail, which means Dean Henderson will get another opportunity to prove his worth to Solskjaer this weekend.

It won’t be an easy task and they’ve got a number of goal thirsty forwards preying on poor goalkeeping.

Henderson impressed against Palace and without him we could’ve left London that night without a single point.

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