Published: Tue, May 07, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

David de Gea Backed By Ole Gunnar Solskjaer After Yet Another

David de Gea Backed By Ole Gunnar Solskjaer After Yet Another

Premier League giants Manchester United are planning a summer transfer for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak as a possible replacement for David De Gea if the Spaniard decides to leave the Red Devils this summer. However, that just makes our 1-1 draw against Chelsea all the more disappointing, as a win would have seen us finally move up the table.

"It's important for our club because we are a big club and big clubs want to play in the Champions League".

Maurizio Sarri's men were second-best for the majority of the game and lacked the attacking impetus and determination to inflict more damage on a wounded Manchester United side.

If need be, the Old Trafford management is ready to trigger the €120 million release clause included in the fresh terms Oblak recently penned with Atletico.

In years gone back, if you'd told a Chelsea fan that they had to beat Watford at home and Leicester on the road to guarantee themselves Champions League football, they'd likely tell you it was as good as done. "I'll speak to David, as I've done when he's played well. he's not the reason we're sixth".

Spurs' skeleton squad have understandably ran out of gas, but thanks to the profligacy of their rivals, one more win from their final two games against Bournemouth and Everton will guarantee much-needed Champions League cash again next season.

It's time we recognised that we have well and truly bottled it under Solskjaer this season.

"I don't think we should discredit him suddenly and say he's a bad goalkeeper".

Chelsea also have the Europa League to focus on, with the first leg of their semi-final against Frankfurt taking place on Thursday. United have always maintained that they are willing to risk letting contract talks continue into the new season even though De Gea will be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs come January, just eight months away.

We had the easiest run in and look at what happened, and do not forget that Chelsea is playing two teams fighting like mad to finish in seventh and claim a Europa League spot. "We support each other", the manager said after the draw with Chelsea.

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