With Sergio Romero mostly being used as a cup goalkeeper, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed why he started with David De Gea in goal against AZ Alkmaar.
Romero kept a clean sheet in the 1-0 win over FC Astana last time out in the competition but let in a goal in the 1-1 draw against Rochdale as United needed penalties to win the Carabao Cup tie. De Gea seems to have regained his form back after a blip towards the end of last season.
In an interview with MUTV, Solskjaer explained his decision of starting with De Gea ahead of Romero, "David really wants to play. Sergio would like to play as well but we’ve got two good goalkeepers. It’s Monday, Thursday, Sunday and we’ve had three games in our heads. It’s not just the astroturf we’re thinking about but these three games."
De Gea was one of the few positives in the barren draw against AZ Alkmaar as United failed to register a single shot on target.