Ole Gunnar Solskjaer responds to Roy Keane slamming David De Gea

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended David De Gea for his mistake in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham on Friday evening.

Steven Bergwijn opened the scoring in the first half with an excellent solo goal, although his well-struck shot was straight at De Gea.

But United equalised in the second half through Bruno Fernandes’ penalty to earn a point in north London.

Keane slammed De Gea at half-time, claiming that he would have been ‘swinging punches’ at the Spaniard in the dressing room for his error.

‘I’m fed up with him,’ said Keane. ‘De Gea is the most overrated goalkeeper I’ve seen in a long time.’

When asked about De Gea’s error after the game, Solskjaer replied: ‘The boy hit it really well. The ball moves.

‘Roy was a fantasic midfielder, he’s a good friend of mine and I’m not sure he would’ve stopped it either. But that’s not the point.

‘David is a bit disappointed with it, obviously. But if you see it the ball was moving through the air.’

However, Keane mocked Solskjaer’s excuse in the Sky Sports studio.

‘There was no need for Ole to throw anybody under the bus tonight,’ said the former United captain.

‘I’m always intrigued when people say the ball moved. If you kick the ball it’s going to move.

‘But he’ll know, we’re talking about senior players. They will know it was a mistake.’

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