News – UK – “Gotta keep him cute” – These Man United fans speculate about Solskjaer’s shock team pick against Crystal Palace


The title may be an impossible dream for Man United this season, but they can put themselves in the perfect position to secure Champions League football if they put a few more wins together

Chelsea and Liverpool are playing tomorrow night so at least one of them will lose points, while a win over Crystal Palace that evening will fill that gap between them and the teams looking for a place in the top four

Palace is no pushover, as United found out in their first game this season, but Solskjaer’s side have improved since then So it will be a surprise if they don’t get all three points tonight

There were rumors that some changes would be made to the starting XI, but this is more of a shock than expected:

The biggest call comes when Dean Henderson starts in goal as there is no official line stating de Gea is injured but he doesn’t appear on the roster at all so there must be something going on

There is a feeling that one of them has to leave next summer so this could be an effort by Solskjaer to give Henderson a decent series of games to see if he is up to the jersey number 1 in the long run to adopt the term

The main pre-game fan chat revolved around the decision to play Henderson and there are a few different theories surrounding the call:

Henderson is much better at the box! It will take him a bunch of league games to prove himself if he’s good enough to take over De Gea and be our main guardian for the next season!

Maguire says we have to do better after every game Will he be dropped? No? It’s not that deep why not give Henderson a chance when De Gea makes silly mistakes here and there in every other game in the Chelsea game, the ball was literally passed straight to Giroud

It’s not that he doesn’t trust / rate De Gea or even feel like he needs a break: it’s that he doesn’t trust Henderson in the bigger games – but he knows he’s cute must hold, so he gives it this

Bailly start means Lindindof is rested for town I’m not saying I agree with Henderson over de Gea, but if Ole Henderson picks he should give him a bunch of games to see if he really does is ready

Henderson is the long-term future One of the best goalkeepers last season Although De Gea is a great goalkeeper, if we are to build this club for the long term we should focus on Henderson the other 12 years being here Simple Math!

Hopefully, Henderson’s start is a sign of the future De Gea was a world class GK for us but now is the right time to step away from him #mufc

It’s also possible that Solskjaer would like de Gea to play against AC Milan So this is a way to compromise and make sure Henderson still has some game time However, it will be interesting to see what happens in the long run if Henderson impresses this evening

Several reports have since come out to explain de Gea’s absence and it appears that he is missing tonight for personal reasons

De Gea was out for personal reasons and Martial knocked on his knee while training #MUFC

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News – UK – “Gotta keep him cute” – These Man United fans are speculating about Solskjaer’s shock team pick against Crystal Palace