Dwight Yorke believes Manchester United must consider keeping both David de Gea and Dean Henderson at the club next season to create a similar atmosphere to the one he experienced under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Henderson will return to Old Trafford at the end of the season following a two-year spell with Sheffield United where he helped the Blades secure promotion to the Premier League and mount a remarkable challenge for a place in Europe during their debut season back in England’s top division. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the 23-year-old will be both United and England’s number one in the future.
De Gea’s place in the United side is under threat after an inconsistent season with the Reds. The Spaniard was blasted by Roy Keane for his error against Tottenham and the goalkeeper was beaten far too easily at his near post during the win against Bournemouth at the weekend.
Despite his recent errors, Yorke believes De Gea should remain United’s number one and gave his full backing to the shot stopper. This is what he told MEN:
“I don’t have a problem [with him being number one]. I think people forget that we’ve all been in that type of position. He was Manchester United’s player of the year for three or four seasons running.
“Often enough, people don’t look back at that and remember how fantastic he was. Unfortunately, people have short memories.
“He’s still a great goalkeeper. He’s developed in such an immense way and we were talking about arguably the best goalkeeper in the world a couple of years ago.
“For me, he’s still my number one. And if I was in Ole’s position, I would be backing him.
“We all make mistakes, I expect him do to better and I’m sure he will. I have no doubt he will remain at United for some time to come.”