Ole clarifies De Gea situation

English Premier League

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided some clarity on David de Gea's position after he was only named on the bench against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Dean Henderson started his seventh straight game for the Red Devils across all competitions in the win over Brighton on Sunday evening.

The Norwegian insists De Gea will play again after spending time with his partner after the birth of their child.

"I've got two great keepers, two number 1s," Solskjaer told BBC Sport.

"David de Gea spent a while back home and then he had internationals so he hadn't played for about a month. He'll definitely play football for us again."

Meanwhile, former United star Rio Ferdinand feels De Gea could leave if Henderson finishes the campaign as the main choice.

“You’ve got two options: you fight for your position or you say, 'that’s me done, I’m off and I’ll go somewhere else," he told BT Sport.

“If Dean Henderson finishes the season as No 1, I don’t see De Gea staying there. No chance, I don’t see it. I think he’ll go out now.

“His wages will be a determining factor but at the end of the day, two No 1s doesn’t work.

“De Gea has been a mainstay in the team but Ole is maybe seeing things differently now."