Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urged to make bold David De Gea transfer decision

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been urged to axe David De Gea and make Dean Henderson his new No. 1 at Old Trafford by Mark Schwarzer. The former Premier League ace says Henderson is ready to step in and replace the Spaniard, who needs to leave United to prove himself elsewhere.

De Gea has made over 400 appearances for United. However, the stopper has been under increased scrutiny in recent years after a number of high profile mistakes.

Red Devils boss Solskjaer has backed the Spaniard, insisting De Gea is still the best goalkeeper in the world.

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However, United have Henderson ready to return to Old Trafford after an impressive loan spell at Sheffield United.

And Schwarzer says it’s time for De Gea to leave Old Trafford for a new challenge elsewhere.

The ex-Premier League stopper says Henderson is ready to step in and replace De Gea.

“When you’ve been somewhere for so long, people will think you’re on the decline, that you’re finished and that you need to move on almost to give you that kick-start to rejuvenate,” he told Sky Sports.

“For me that was the best thing I ever did because it gave me that motivation to prove a new set of fans wrong and your new team-mates wrong.

“Personally I think it’s time for De Gea to move on.

“I think there’s a comparison to when Pepe Reina was at Liverpool.

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“There was a period of about 18 months when he made a lot of uncharacteristic mistakes.

“For him, he needed to move on and once he did he regained that form and became a really good goalkeeper again.

“I think it’s the same with David de Gea at Manchester United and it’s time for him to move on.

“Dean Henderson only wants to come back to be number one.

“I think he’s shown enough this season that he’s good enough to play at that level.

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“Playing at Old Trafford is another pressure but he’s been at the club for a long time and even though he hasn’t been playing, he still knows the pressure that comes with being a Manchester United player.

“He’s a confident man and I believe he’s ready now to make that step up.”

United are back in action on Sunday afternoon as the Red Devils travel to Leicester.

Should Solskjaer’s men fail to lose, they will secure a top four finish.

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