Gary Neville gives advice to Solskjaer over David De Gea future.
Former United legend, Gary Neville wants Solskjaer to be ‘decisive’ and ‘ruthless’ when making a decision about De Gea.
The Spanish international has come under extreme criticism off late for his high-profile errors in the last few games and there has been calls for the Spaniard to be replaced as United’s No.1.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has kept faith in his goalkeeper and made the right decision by playing him on Sunday against Leicester City.
“David de Gea has been good enough (in the past),” Neville said on his Sky Sports podcast. “I was nervous about his first year or two at Manchester United, but then he did for four or five years to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
“For the last 18 months, he has been riddled with mistakes and only Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can make that decision (whether to replace him).
“What I would say about Ole is that he has to be decisive and ruthless. He has to be selfish for him and the club and if he thinks David de Gea can return to the level he was at before, stick with him.
“Before the West Ham game, I was 50/50 whether he would drop him. I said before the game, the only way he would be able to prove whether that was the right decision or not is on Sunday at 6pm.
“We are here and it looks like he (Solskjaer) has made the right decision because leaving De Gea out now would have been a massive signal to everyone that ‘I’m getting him out of the club’.
“He now still has that decision in his hands, but he has at least got through that until the end of the season. De Gea hasn’t put a foot wrong in the two matches.”