Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s “warzone” remark overhead as he dismisses Man Utd ‘keeper battle

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to reveal which goalkeeper will begin in Manchester United ’s Europa League quarter-final first leg at Granada on Thursday.

David de Gea had been the undoubted No.1 this season, with Dean Henderson restricted to appearances in cup competitions.

But the England worldwide was given an opportunity within the Premier League when De Gea returned to Spain to attend the beginning of his first baby.

But with the Spaniard again in Manchester final week, Henderson retained his place within the line-up in opposition to Brighton, hinting at a long-term altering of the guard.

Should De Gea be handed the beginning in opposition to Granada will probably be one other clear signal that Henderson has moved forward of him within the pecking order.

Dean Henderson and David De Gea are vying for the No.1 shirt at Old Trafford

But regardless of their battle for minutes, Solskjaer has confirmed that there aren’t any exhausting emotions between the 2, who’re a part of a really shut goalkeeping group at Old Trafford.

“Goalkeeper departments are a very tight knit group,” he explained. “They work together in preparation, they have different gym sessions, individual sessions [to the rest of the squad], they stay together more.

“Naturally they create a bond and the spirit in the goalkeeping department has been top. But it’s a healthy competition.”

Solskajer has stay tight-lipped on who will get the beginning in opposition to Granada

And Solskjaer’s directions forward of Thursday evening shed some gentle on their relationship as the Norwegian was overheard speaking to membership photographers.

“Get some smiley pictures of them keepers,” he joked. “There’s a warzone around here in the press.”

Solskjaer has steered that De Gea will certainly play once more earlier than the season is out and has stated that he is prepared and ready for at any time when that chance arises.

He continued: “David has been a top, top keeper and he still is. He’s working to be ready when he plays.

“If it’s Dean or David, I’m very comfortable with both of them and I’m very happy that none of them are happy to not play.”

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