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'David is for me the best goalkeeper in the world': Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rallies behind under-fire stopper de Gea after calamitous error in Everton draw

By Dominic King for MailOnline

Published: 18:13 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 18:24 GMT, 1 March 2020

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave his unequivocal support to David De Gea as he described 's No1 as the 'world's best goalkeeper'.

It was a remarkable declaration from Solskjaer, as De Gea made a mistake in a fiery 1-1 draw with Everton that led Roy Keane, who watching in Sky's studios, to say he would have 'killed' the goalkeeper had he made such an error for him.

Inexplicably, De Gea waited and waited in the third minute to clear a short pass from Harry Maguire and he gave Dominic Calvert-Lewin – who was once again watched by England manager Gareth Southgate – the opportunity to close him down and leave the Spaniard embarrassed.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defended David de Gea despite his mistake in the draw at Everton

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defended David de Gea despite his mistake in the draw at Everton

The Manchester United boss labelled the under-fire star as the best goalkeeper in the world

The boss labelled the under-fire star as the best goalkeeper in the world

'Arrogance,' Keane hissed in a withering appraisal after the game.

De Gea later atoned with a last-gasp parry to thwart Gylfi Sigurdsson but he has made seven errors that have led directly to goals since the beginning of last season but Solskjaer insisted he would not swap the 29-year-old for anyone else.

'He went through a difficult patch last season, definitely, but he has been very, very good this season,' said Solskjaer. 'I can't remember any errors that I would go to now apart from the Watford one this season. I trust

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