Solskjaer showers praise on David de Gea
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer described a save by David de Gea against Huddersfield Town as the best he has ever seen.
The Red Devils recorded back-to-back wins under their caretaker manager on Wednesday as Paul Pogba’s double and a Nemanja Matic goal gave them a 3-1 victory over Huddersfield at Old Trafford.
The victory was not as comfortable as the 5-1 thrashing of Cardiff City last week and goalkeeper De Gea had to make one exceptional save to deny Laurent Depoitre, just three minutes before Pogba made it 2-0.
Solskjaer admitted it was a stunning piece of play from the Spain international.
“David’s save was the key moment for us,” he told MUTV. “Every team, if you’re home or away, will get a chance, because there’s quality in every Premier League team. That save must be one of the best I’ve seen. Probably the best.”
Solskjaer conceded his side were not at their best during the opening minutes of the second half, having dominated the first 45 minutes.
“The result is great. We started off slowly. We took one touch too many, we didn’t create too many chances early on,” he said.
“As we got the first goal, I think we settled down, we passed it quicker. There was a period just before half-time where you thought, ‘we’ll get the second here and game over’. Then, second half, the first seven or eight minutes, I think we struggled.”