David de Gea needs to win more trophies at Manchester United, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

De Gea, 29, has won United’s Player of the Year award four times since arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2011 but the club has won the Premier League just once during his nine seasons at Old Trafford.

Reuters July 13, 2020 10:09:04 IST
David de Gea needs to win more trophies at Manchester United, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Goalkeeper David de Gea will not be content with personal accolades and needs to win more major trophies at Manchester United, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

De Gea, 29, has won United’s Player of the Year award four times since arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2011 but the club has won the Premier League just once during his nine seasons at Old Trafford.

They have also won the FA Cup, Europa League and League Cup once during his stay.

“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 told British media.

“I don’t think David is that type who cares about personal awards, he wants the team to lift the big ones as well.”

De Gea is set to become just the second goalkeeper after Alex Stepney 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.”

United are fifth on 58 points, a point and a place behind Leicester City. They host Southampton later on Monday.

Updated Date:

also read

German chancellor demands equal pay for country's men's and women's footballers
Football

German chancellor demands equal pay for country's men's and women's footballers

"My position on this is clear," Scholz said after a meeting with the German Football Association (DFB) to discuss the issue.

Centre moves SC for modification of order on elections to AIFF executive committee
Football

Centre moves SC for modification of order on elections to AIFF executive committee

The Centre moved Supreme Court after FIFA and Asian Football Confederation objected to AIFF's member structure.

Neymar, former Barcelona presidents to be tried over irregularities in transfer
Football

Neymar, former Barcelona presidents to be tried over irregularities in transfer

Neymar, his parents and former Barcelona presidents Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu will be tried for alleged corruption related to the forward's move from Santos to Barcelona in 2013.