Said both goalies are happy to sit on the bench if the other gets the nod.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised the “healthy competition” for the Manchester United goalkeeper shirt between David de Gea and Dean Henderson.

Speculation has grown over the future of De Gea, 30, who has not started a game since the 0-0 draw with Chelsea on February 28.

The former Atletico Madrid star, previously undisputed number one at Old Trafford and crowned 45 times by Spain, has been linked with a move to Atletico, Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain.

“When you’re part of Man United there will always be players coming in and they’re not just there to fill the squad,” he said.

“David (De Gea) has had a fantastic 10 years at Man United. Sergio (Romero) probably played fewer games than he deserved. Dean comes in and he wants to play. It’s healthy competition. “

Solskjaer said both goalkeepers were happy to sit on the bench if the other got a nod.

“Whenever I try to explain to the players why they are not playing, these discussions remain private,” said the Norwegian.

“David (de Gea) was a better goalkeeper and is still a better goalkeeper. I’m very comfortable playing with David or Dean and I’m happy that either of them is happy to be a sub.