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Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he faces decision over 'nice problem'


Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says a decision will be made soon on the futures of David De Gea, Sergio Romero, and Dean Henderson.

De Gea has been a near ever-present for United since joining in 2011 but his status is vulnerable after a season which has been littered with errors.

Romero has had to sit on the sidelines waiting for his chance in cup matches and rarely letting the team down.

While Henderson has spent the past two years impressing at Sheffield United and is widely tipped to be United’s No 1 in the future.

But Henderson has made a case to be the first choice now and it means Solskjaer faces a tough decision with three players all fighting for the shirt.

And while Solskjaer says he is happy to have competition for places, he admits three into two won’t go.

“I think I must be the most privileged manager in the world with the goalkeeping department, with Sergio, David and we’ve got Dean Henderson coming back; three top, top keepers,” he said.

“This season has shown how important Sergio has been for us and, for me, David always performing. We’ll see what we do rest of the season and going forward. Difficult, yeah. But it’s a nice problem to have.

“As you say, competition for places is important we are looking to have competition for places.

“We have Dean, Sergio, David in the ranks. Lee [Grant], the fantastic professional that he is, backing them up.

“Anto has made huge strides this season in many aspects of his game,” Solskjaer said.

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“Of course, I like him scoring between the posts, scoring simple goals, because we know he can score worldies.

“He’s in the gym a lot and working on his fitness and strength – the coaches have done a fantastic job with him.

“He’s physically at his best in his career, [and we’re] looking forward to seeing him improving [with] more to come.”





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