Solskjaer warns David De Gea his Man Utd place at risk after Chelsea howlers

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned David De Gea that his place is under threat after the Manchester United's keeper's latest blunders cost them an FA Cup final place.

Keeper De Gea was arguably at fault for all three Chelsea goals as the Blues waltzed into the FA Cup final with a 3-1 victory at Wembley.

The Spaniard flapped a weak hand at Olivier Giroud's effort in the first half to give Chelsea the lead, before he allowed Mason Mount's long-range daisy cutter to squirm underneath him.

His positioning was picked out on television as Harry Maguire poked Marcos Alonso's low cross past him.

The gaffes were the latest in a season full of mistakes from De Gea, and Solskjaer suggested his patience with his No.1 is finally wilting.

Solskjaer said: “Obviously everyone has to perform and everyone when they play has a chance to stake a claim to be in the team.

“David knows he should have saved the second goal but that is done now we have got to move on now and look to Wednesday against West Ham.

“It's hard for a keeper to make amends, apart from David making two or three fantastic saves afterwards. David showed in the rest of the game, he made a few good saves, but he knows he should have saved the second one."

The Norwegian added in his BBC interview: "I can't speak for David de Gea's confidence but he is mentally very strong. He knows he should save that one 100 times out of 100 but that's football for you. I made the decison to play him and mentally he was ready for it."

Solskjaer also bemoaned Chelsea getting an extra two days to prepare for the match.

Solskjaer said: "Chelsea had an extra 48 hours, that's just a fact but it's no excuse, I can't use excuses. It is what it is, we would rather have the semi to play than not, I won't make a fuss out of that.

"You know Olivier Giroud's movement, you know he goes to the near post and we should defend that better. We are a little too late in those situations and the second goal was very avoidable.

"There is no time to feel sorry for ourselves, we have two games this week and then the Europa League. We will get our heads ready and our legs ready and go again."

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