David de Gea will keep his place in goal for Manchester United at Huddersfield after a knee injury to his No 2 Sergio Romero removed any temptation for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop his under-fire keeper.
De Gea’s dramatic loss of form culminated in another blunder in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea last weekend that has hit United’s hopes of a top-four place. They could be consigned to the Europa League if results go against them this weekend.
There have been calls for Solskjaer to axe the Spaniard and the United boss appeared less than certain when questioned about the situation on Friday.
Asked if De Gea would play at the John Smiths Stadium on Sunday, he said: ‘I would think so, yeah, or he will play. Sergio was injured yesterday so he didn’t train. He tweaked his knee, so David’s been training well this week.
‘Of course we do (trust him), he’s been fantastic this season. We’re coming towards the end now. He’s been in headlines for the wrong reasons but he has to deal with that.
‘The goalkeeping department are fantastic, with Emilio (Alvarez), Sergio, Lee (Grant) and David. They’re a tight-knit group. They’ve experienced better times than just now but he’s ready for Sunday.’