What Solskjaer said about De Gea after Man Utd’s 1-1 draw at Tottenham
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended goalkeeper David de Gea after he came in for some stinging criticism from Roy Keane for his performance in the 1-1 draw at Tottenham.
Keane said he would have been “swinging punches” at De Gea had he been in the Man Utd dressing room at half-time after De Gea failed to keep out Steven Bergwijn’s powerful out, as Spurs took a 1-0 lead in the first half.
However, United was able to snatch a point, after Paul Pogba was fouled inside the penalty area.
Bruno Fernandes stepped up to slam the ball past Hugo Lloris.
Former United captain, Roy Keane, labeled De Gea as “most overrated goalkeeper” ever following the error.
But Solskjaer fired back, claiming the ball changed direction.
“David is disappointed obviously with it, but the ball was moving through the air,” said the United boss.
“We reacted well and he had a good save about five minutes after. When he saved that at least we were in the game until half-time,” he told Sky Sports.