United goalkeeper De Gea needs to win more trophies, says Solskjaer
LONDON (UK) – Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that goalkeeper David de Gea will not be content with personal accolades and needs to bag more major trophies.
After arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2011, De Gea, 29, has won United’s Player of the Year award four times. However, the club won the Premier League just once during his nine seasons at Old Trafford.
During his tenure, United won the FA Cup, Europa League and League Cup once.
“I don’t think he will be happy until he wins more of the bigger trophies. Staying at Manchester United in this time and not having won more, I think that’s something that he will feel is a black dot in his career,” Solskjaer said.
“I don’t think David is that type who cares about personal awards, he wants the team to lift the big ones as well.”
After Alex Stepney, De Gea is set to become the second goalkeeper to make 400 appearances for United.
“He has come out and said that he wants to play many, many more – maybe 10 more years,” the United manager said. “How long he will be able to stay at the top is just up to him.”
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