Neville warns Solskjaer of Man Utd choice with "problem written all over it"

Gary Neville has warned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he will have a 'problem' on his hands with David de Gea and Dean Henderson competing to be number one at Manchester United this season.

Henderson has agreed a new long-term contract with the Red Devils after an excellent loan stint with Sheffield United and will put De Gea under major pressure after the Spaniard endured a difficult last campaign.

However, Neville believes it could become an issue if Solskjaer ends up chopping and changing in goal, urging him to "pick your No 1, go with him and stick with him, even if there is a mistake."

Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville said: "The idea that Dean Henderson would come into Manchester United and replace David de Gea as No 1 goalkeeper straight away… it won't happen, I can guarantee it won't happen.

"This has got "problem" written all over it. The one area of the pitch where you need consistency and stability is your goalkeeper. You need to know who your No 1 is, you cannot be flip-flopping.

"It just does not work; I've never seen it work at any club or at international level. Where there is a decision to be made about two goalkeepers you have to pick your No 1, go with him and stick with him, even if there is a mistake.

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"Once you take David de Gea out of the team and put Henderson in, you may as well forget about De Gea. That's coming from my experiences at United.

"The period between Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar we had Ricardo, Fabien Barthez, Mark Bosnich, Roy Carroll, Tim Howard, Massimo Taibi, many goalkeepers over a five to six-year period and there was inconsistency that certainly didn't help."

Fellow Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp agrees with Neville's assessment, saying: "This is a nightmare situation for Solskjaer. If he goes with David de Gea as his No 1, the first mistake he makes, everyone will be clambering to get Henderson into the team.

"I don't think it'll be healthy. Most of the clubs in the Premier League you know their No 1 goalkeeper, but with the start of the season approaching we don't know who it is at Manchester United.

"De Gea has made some almighty mistakes, some horrendous ones, but he is still a really good goalkeeper. Henderson, who has England aspirations, doesn't want to be sitting on the bench all season.

"So there's two goalkeepers at Manchester United and one of them is going to be really unhappy."

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