Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘facing Sir Alex Ferguson decision’ on Man Utd star

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing a Sir Alex Ferguson-style decision in his Manchester United squad this summer over the futures of David de Gea and Dean Henderson.

The United boss has already backed Henderson for a stint between the sticks after a string of errors from De Gea saw the Spaniard come under fire.

Solskjaer has previously hailed Henderson as a future United and England No.1, and the 24-year-old has waited patiently for his chance.

With the experienced De Gea the top earner at Old Trafford though, and a three-time United player of the year, it remains to be seen whether Henderson will keep hold of the position for long.

Henderson made two glaring mistakes of his own in the win over Burnley at the weekend, with Solskjaer declaring it a "wake-up call" for the keeper, who is "still learning and maturing".

But former Man Utd star Lee Sharpe feels Solskjaer will have to make a decision one way or the other this summer, and take a leaf from the book of his ruthless ex-boss Ferguson.

Speaking exclusively to Mirror Football in conjunction with William Hill , Sharpe said: "I know David de Gea’s come in for a bit of stick over the last season or two because he’s made more mistakes than he ever has. I still think he’s an unbelievable goalkeeper.

"The question you’ve got is, if you’re going to keep De Gea, are you suppressing Henderson’s progress?

"And that was the big thing with Sir Alex, he knew at certain times he had to get certain players into the team and give them a run in the team and it meant sometimes making big decisions and letting big players go.

"He let people like Mark Hughes, Andrei Kanchelskis, Paul Ince all leave the club because he knew he had young people coming through that were going to take their place.

"So maybe its one of those big decisions that need to be made and let David de Gea go in the summer and get Henderson in as No.1 keeper."

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