The Man Utd manager gave his verdict on the Spaniard after he was at fault for two goals in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley
The Spaniard was culpable in all three of Chelsea’s goals as Frank Lampard’s side booked their place in the FA Cup final with a 3-1 win on Sunday.
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“Obviously everyone has to perform and everyone has a chance every game to stake a place in the team. David knows he should have saved the second goal but that’s done now, we have to move on and look forward to Wednesday,” Solskjaer said.
“It’s hard for a keeper to make amends. So much easier for outfield players. David showed in the rest of the game, he made a few good saves, but he knows he could have saved that one.”
While De Gea’s blunders were bad that wasn’t the only thing that cost United a place in the final against Arsenal. Solskjaer made five changes to his starting XI and altered his system starting with a back three.
“We picked the team today to give us the best opportunity to go through in the cup and be ready for Wednesday and it didn’t work today,” he explained.
“Eric is in the hospital going through routine checks and protocols. I’ve not spoken to the doctor about him of course that had a big big impact on the game,” Solskjaer said.
“We have loads of things to learn as a team but we have learned and we are developing and this team is going forward. They took a knock confidence-wise of course but let’s see how the reaction is on Wednesday.”